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Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval

Posted 10 May 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 – Safety problems emerge with nearly one in three prescription drugs after they've been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a new study reveals. Researchers examined data on drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010, with follow-up through 2017. The investigators found that 32 percent of the drugs had safety issues after approval. "That is very rarely a drug withdrawal, but more commonly a black-box warning or drug safety communication issued by the FDA to let physicians and patients know that new safety information has been determined," said study leader Dr. Joseph Ross. He is an associate professor of medicine and public health at Yale University. Of 222 drugs approved by the agency during the study period, three were withdrawn, 61 received boxed warnings and 59 prompted safety communications, the findings showed. Drugs most likely to have ... Read more

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Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Knowing your heart rate (pulse) can help keep tabs on your physical fitness, even if you're not an athlete. The American Heart Association says factors that may influence heart rate include: High temperatures and humidity, which can increase heart rate. The position of your body during the first 20 seconds after standing up. Strong emotions. Obesity. Medications. For example, beta blockers commonly taken by cardiac patients may decrease heart rate, while thyroid medications may increase it. Read more

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Lower-Dose Radioiodine Effective Against Thyroid Cancer

Posted 2 May 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2 – People with thyroid cancer are often given a radioactive iodine treatment to wipe out stray cancer cells, a treatment that comes with its own health risks. Now, two new studies find that a safer, lower dose of radioactive iodine is just as effective as the higher dose at getting rid of any such cells that remain after surgery. The research also found that patients were just as likely to have their thyroid shrunk away if they took a drug called Thyrogen (thyrotropin) as if they underwent thyroid hormone withdrawal – which leads to fatigue, pain and weight gain – before embarking on the radioiodine treatment. The two studies, published in the May 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, compared low- and high-dose radioactive iodine in a total of more than 1,000 patients. The participants, from Britain and France, also received either Thyrogen or thyroid ... Read more

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