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Category Archives: Drug Side Effects

A Path to Lower-Risk Painkillers

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

You are here: All Articles A Path to Lower-Risk Painkillers New findings provide a vital step towards exploring pain medications that may lower risks of prescription drug abuse and side effects of painkillers, according to a release from the University of Michigan Health System. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading

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DrugRisk Update: FDA Meets to Discuss Study for Byetta Cancer Risk

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 The diabetes drug safety center at DrugRisk.com is announcing updated information for patients taking the medication Byetta. The FDA met with drug makers last week to decide additional safety studies of the drug after reports linking it to pancreatic cancer*. Continue reading

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Drug to treat osteoporosis prevents growth of breast cancer cells

Posted: June 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

A drug approved in Europe to treat osteoporosis has now been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells, even in cancers that have become resistant to current targeted therapies. The findings by Duke Cancer Institute indicate that the drug bazedoxifene packs a powerful one-two punch that not only prevents estrogen from fueling breast cancer cell growth, but also flags the estrogen receptor for destruction. Continue reading

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Finasteride, medication for male pattern hair loss, may also decrease drinking

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

June 13, 2013 Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and an enlarged prostate. The side effects of finasteride for treatment of these two conditions can include increased rates of sexual dysfunction, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction; in fact, some men who have discontinued the medication continue to experience persistent sexual side effects. Continue reading

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DrugRisk Announces Latest Ruling By Judicial Panel on NuvaRing Lawsuits

Posted: June 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing new information on the site for women who have used the vaginal ring contraceptive NuvaRing. A federal panel recently ruled that five patients filing cases in California alleging blood clot injuries will have to join the multi-district litigation in Missouri*. Continue reading

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Baldness Drug Curbs Men's Interest in Alcohol, Study Suggests

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Some men who take the drug finasteride (Propecia) to slow a receding hair line may also find it reduces their interest in drinking alcohol, new research reveals. Almost two-thirds of the men in the study noticed they were drinking less alcohol than before taking Propecia, said study researcher Dr. Michael Irwig, an endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine. Continue reading

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Baldness Drug Propecia May Put Some Men Off Alcohol: Study

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Men with sexual side effects appear to drink less, even after they stop taking the drug WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — Some men who use finasteride (Propecia) to help battle baldness may also be drinking less alcohol, a new study suggests. Among the potential side effects of the hair-restoring drug are a reduced sex drive, depression and suicidal thoughts. Continue reading

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Lilly stops mid-stage Alzheimer's drug study

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that it stopped a mid-stage clinical trial of an experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug because of potential side effects on patients’ livers. The company stopped testing LY2886721 because of abnormal results in liver biochemical tests. Continue reading

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Wilmington on DVD: Side Effects, Free Radicals

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

Side Effects (B) U.S.: Steven Soderbergh, Open Road Films, 2013 The fictitious drug Ablixa in Side Effects — an intelligent but unpleasant movie thriller by director-cinematographer-editor Steven Soderbergh — is supposed to handle depression. But what it actually creates here (or reveals) is a kind of hell on earth, wrapped up in slick movie thriller trimmings. Our guy at the center, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) lights up that hell by giving Ablixa to troubled patient Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) Continue reading

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No recall planned for contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin, as gynecologists' group says drugs are safe

Posted: June 12, 2013 at 5:47 am

Two popular birth control pills linked in media reports to the deaths of 23 Canadian women will not be recalled, and a national gynecologists group says the contraceptives, Yaz and Yasmin, are safe. The deaths, first reported on Tuesday by the CBC, were uncovered in reports filed with Health Canada about more than 600 adverse drug side effects. Continue reading

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