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Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 – Taking benzodiazepines – drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Halcion or Ativan – to treat anxiety or insomnia before pregnancy boosts the risk of an ectopic pregnancy,...

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 – Women with benzodiazepine prescriptions before pregnancy may have increased risk for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study published online June 2 in Human Reproduction....

Benzodiazepines, Codispensed Opioids Common in Hemodialysis

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 – Patients initiating hemodialysis often are prescribed opioids and short-acting benzodiazepines, which are associated with increased mortality risk, according to a study...

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 – Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports....

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 – As if the opioid crisis wasn't already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives. These...

Does Your Medication Make You a Worse Driver?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 – Is that sleeping pill you took last night making it tougher for you to drive in the daytime? What about a heart medication? Or a new antidepressant? New research shows that...

Could You Be Overdoing It With Sleeping Pills?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 – More Americans are having trouble getting a good night's sleep, a national health survey found. And the number of people who use prescription sleeping pills in the quest...

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – One-third of older Americans take something to help them sleep, but most don't discuss their sleep problems with a doctor, a new survey finds. "Although sleep problems...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL by Amneal Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Misprinted Dosing Droppers

ISSUE: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral...

FDA Medwatch Alert: General Anesthetic and Sedation Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Approves Label Changes for Use in Young Children

ISSUE: FDA has approved previously announced label changes regarding the use of general anesthetic and sedation medicines in children younger than 3 years. These changes include: A new Warning...

FDA Medwatch Alert: General Anesthetic and Sedation Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - New Warnings for Young Children and Pregnant Women

ISSUE: FDA is warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Opioid Pain or Cough Medicines Combined With Benzodiazepines: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requiring New Boxed Warnings About Serious Risks and Death

ISSUE: FDA review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects,...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Ativan (lorazepam)

[Posted 02/16/2007] FDA informed consumers and healthcare professionals regarding the possible dangers of buying prescription medications online. Individuals who ordered Ambien, Xanax, Lexapro, and...

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