FDA Wants Stronger Acetaminophen Warnings

Most Americans assume over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers are relatively safe and that dosage limits listed on their labels are mere recommendations, OK to ignore if the pain doesn’t immediately go away.  This, unfortunately, is not the case and the US Food and...

Doctor Accused of Fabricating Drug Safety Data

The American public relies on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure nothing but the safest drugs are prescribed but the FDA relies on medical research scientists to provide the background data in order to approve or deny every drug’s application. ...

FDA Approves First New Gout Drug in 40 Years

It’s been 40 years since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for treating gout but the new drug, Uloric (febuxostat), has just passed the test, according to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, maker of Uloric.  A daily dose of the drug, taken...

List of Drugs Getting FDA Safety Review

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a list of dozens of drugs for which it is conducting safety reviews after concerns over their side effects and potential complications have been raised.  Some of the drugs under scrutiny include a popular...