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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 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: U-Prosta: Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Posted 16 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com
ISSUE: USA Far Ocean Group, Inc. issues voluntary nationwide recall of U-Prosta, a product marketed as a dietary supplement that contains undeclared terazosin hydrochloride. Lab analysis by FDA of U-Prosta samples found the product contains terazosin, the active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), making U-Prosta an unapproved drug. The most likely adverse health consequences that could occur with the use of this product would be hypotension, dizziness, or syncope. Patients who are currently being treated with prescription medications for high blood pressure or enlarged prostate would be at increased risk of these events. In these patients, the hypotensive events may be more severe. BACKGROUND: The product is sold under the name “U-Prosta Natural support for prostate health”. The product has been distributed nationwide vi ... Read more