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Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – A group of family physicians warns that too many Americans struggle with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and heart failure, said Dr. John Meigs Jr., president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Since February is National Heart Month, now is a good time for people to get their blood pressure under control ...

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Posted 29 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 – Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not small ones. "Small stones usually pass on their own, so it's not too surprising that drug therapy did not help in this study," said Dr. Warren Bromberg, ...

Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

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 ...

Generic Flomax Approved for Enlarged Prostate

Posted 2 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 2 – The first generic version of Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) capsules has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an enlarged prostate. California-based IMPAX Laboratories will be producing the generic version, which will have the same prescribing information and safety warnings as the ...

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