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Bloomberg News reports on a study in JAMA Internal Medicine that has found that women who take Premarin for menopause symptoms are more likely to develop blood clots than those who take estradiol, a synthetic form of estrogen. The study recruited 384 post-menopausal women between the ages of 30 and 79,...
Reuters reports that the FDA has issued a Black Box warning, the most severe type of warning, for Pfizer's antibacterial drug, Tygacil. The drug is "used for complicated skin and abdominal infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. The FDA issued a warning in 2010 stating that the drug carried a...
USA Today reports that a heroine-like drug called "krokodil" has made its first appearance in the United States. The drug emerged around 2002 in Russia. It is "made from over-the-counter codeine-based headache pills mixed with iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol" and it causes bone and tissue to...