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The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
(Reuters) – People with heart disease who are also depressed may get as much relief from their depression symptoms with regular exercise as with medication, according to a U.S. study.
Company officials say that a CVS pharmacy in northeastern New Jersey has mistakenly distributed pills for the treatment of breast cancer to children instead of the fluoride pills they were prescribed.
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In a move that highlights dilemmas plaguing the U.S. drug supply, federal regulators warned a major manufacturer about problems including bugs in vials of sterile drugs — insects, literally — the same day that officials let the firm to ramp up scarce medications for kids with cancer.
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Drug companies that produce cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine — a main ingredient in methamphetamine — don’t want Kentucky to require a prescription for the drugs.
One in six Americans bought medicines on the Internet last year – but some online pharmacies are selling counterfeit drugs. Worldwide sales of counterfeit medicines topped $ 75 billion last year, up 90 percent since 2005, according to the World Health Organization.
Senior citizens with chronic medical issues often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicines they were getting for their illness — a move that may raise their risk of landing in the emergency room or even dying, a study said.
GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical makers, has agreed to pay $ 750 million to settle a Justice Department lawsuit accusing the company of selling adulterated and improperly made drugs, federal officials say.
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