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You should be worried if you've undergone contrast imaging

In Dec. 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged how gadolinium, a metal often found in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast dye, can be detrimental to a patient's heath. The federal agency's realization led them to recommend that radiologists better educate patients about the dangers of using this substance and use alternatives.

How many times do doctors prescribe drugs before recalls?

Patients worry about many things when taking prescription medications, including whether they'll suffer adverse side effects and whether it will be subject to a recall. Many patients suffer unexpected outcomes from taking prescription drugs that their doctors prescribe, yet most recalls don't happen until several adverse events occur.

Some argue 2019's blood pressure medication recall wasn't serious

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled several Valsartan blood pressure medications from the market in 2019 due to their potential contamination with carcinogenic contaminates N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Many of these prescription drugs had been on the market for as long as four years when the federal agency discovered the potentially dangerous nitrosamine compound contamination. Medical analysts now looking back on the recall argue that it posed minimal risk to patients.

Risperdal comes with serious, life-changing risks

Risperdal is a drug that has pros and cons. It is sometimes used to treat severe behavior problems in children. For example, it may be used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or autism if the children are aggressive or highly irritable. It can be used for psychosis as well.

How the accelerated approval process for drugs works

The path for prescription drugs to get approved and introduced on the market here in the United States is a multi-level process. Its manufacturer must generally get the preliminary go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) before they can move forward with the critical testing stage. Some drugs get fast-tracked though thus bypassing stringent analysis of it though.

The feds say that the weight loss drug lorcaserin causes cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of a popularly prescribed weight loss medication last week. The federal agency did so after discovering that lorcaserin, a drug that is more commonly known by its brand name Belviq, may put patients who take it at a higher risk for developing cancer.

What did Gilead know about the side effects of TDF HIV drugs?

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarite (TDF) drugs designed to treat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are marketed under a variety of names, including Truvada, Atripla, Viread. They've been a longstanding component of successful HIV treatment for many years for many people afflicted with this potentially deadly disease.

The Food and Drug Administration issues a warning about Zantac

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning to those who take the over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac on Sept. 13. They announced that the same carcinogen that identified in prescription blood pressure medications earlier this year was also found in Zantac pills.

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