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More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study

Posted 11 Sep 2012 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 11 – Growing numbers of pregnant women are on medicines to treat high blood pressure, new research indicates. "The reasons for the increase are not entirely clear," said study author Dr. Brian Bateman, an assistant professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. While it's important to manage high blood pressure during pregnancy, certain drugs are preferred due to their safety profile. In the study, Bateman found that many women were not on those drugs. "We need to do more research to figure out which medicines are the best for insuring a good pregnancy outcome for both mother and baby," he said. The findings are published in the October issue of Hypertension. Bateman and his colleagues examined Medicaid claims from 2000 to 2007, looking for the records of women who had completed pregnancies. Of the more than 1 million women, nearly 48,500 (4.4 percent) took blood ... Read more

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Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Despite ongoing prevention efforts, a growing number of young children are being accidentally poisoned with medications, according to new research. The study, which was based on data reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers between 2001 and 2008, found that medication poisoning among children aged 5 and under increased by 22 percent, although the number of children in the United States in this age group rose by only 8 percent during the study period. "The problem of pediatric poisoning in the U.S. is getting worse, not better," Dr. Randall Bond, of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. In conducting the study, which is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers reviewed information on over 544,000 children who landed in the emergency department due to medication poisoning ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: American Regent Injectable Products: Recall - Visible Particulates in Products

Posted 7 Jun 2011 by

Methyldopate HCL Injection, USP 5ml Single Dose Vial Caffeine & Sodium Benzoate Injection, USP, 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial Ammonium Molybdate Injection, USP (Molybdenum 250mcg/10 mL) 10 mL Single Dose Vial Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 1 mL Single Dose Vials; 5 mL and 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection, USP 23.4%, 30 mL Single Dose Vials and 100mL Pharmacy Bulk Packages Sodium Thiosulfate Injection USP 10% Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP   [UPDATED 06/07/2011] Methyldopate HCL Injection, USP 5ml Single Dose Vial recalled. [UPDATED 05/06/2011] Caffeine & Sodium Benzoate Injection, USP, 250 mg/mL, 2 mL Single Dose Vial recalled. [UPDATED 04/27/2011] Ammonium Molybdate Injection, USP (Molybdenum 250mcg/10 mL) 10 mL Single Dose Vial recalled. [UPDATED ... Read more

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