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Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Posted 15 Sep 2014 by

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 – A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Kapvay

Posted 7 Oct 2013 by

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for clonidine hydrochloride (HCl) 0.1 mg extended-release (ER) tablets.  Clonidine HCl ER is the generic version of Concordia's Kapvay® and is indicated for the treatment of a ...

Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds

Posted 2 Mar 2012 by

FRIDAY, March 2 – Medications taken by millions of Americans for mood disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions can have an unhealthy side effect: weight gain. While other choices exist for some types of drugs, adjusting medications is not simply a matter of switching, said Ryan Roux, chief pharmacy officer with the Harris County Hospital District, in Houston. In the ...

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 ...

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