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(09-01-06) September 1st, 2006 | Celebrex Making A Comeback
Celebrex, the controversial cox-2 inhibitor manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, appears to be making a comeback after suffering a massive attack on its reputation two years ago when it was found, along with other similar drugs, to increase a number of serious side effect risks.
(09-05-06) September 5th, 2006 | Fewer Side Effects From Schizophrenia Drug
An injectable version of a drug used to treat schizophrenia could cause far fewer side effects according to researchers that have carried out clinical trials.
(09-06-06) September 6th, 2006 | Prempro Trials Begin For Wyeth
The pharmaceutical giant Wyeth is going to court over its controversial drug Prempro, as one of thousands of Prempro lawsuits finally goes to trial.
(09-07-06) September 7th, 2006 | Researchers Say Asthma Inhalers Could Cause Death
Researchers have carried out a study and have stated that several common asthma inhalers could be responsible for four out of five asthma related deaths each year in the U.S.
(09-08-06) September 8th, 2006 | French Heart Drug Rejected By FDA
The Food and Drugs Administration has rejected a new French drug that was submitted for approval for treatment of patients with irregular heartbeats.
(09-11-06) September 11th, 2006 | Man Arrested In Connection With Oxycontin Robbery
A man has been arrested in connection with a drugstore robbery where the powerful painkiller Oxycontin was stolen.
(09-12-06) September 12th, 2006 | Man Confesses To Oxycontin Theft
A man from Lenoir City has confessed to the theft of Oxycontin tablets during a robbery at a pharmacy, according Greene County Sheriff, Steve Burns.
(09-13-06) September 13th, 2006 | Manufacturer Starts To Ship Flu Vaccines
One of the manufacturers approved for the provision of this seasons influenza vaccines has started shipping the vaccines to the US market.
(09-14-06) September 14th, 2006 | Merck Attorneys Want Jurors Financial Records
Attorneys that work on behalf of the pharmaceutical giant Merck have asked to see the financial records of one of the jurors that was involved in a recent trial relating to the controversial cox-2 inhibitor Vioxx.
(09-15-06) September 15th, 2006 | Robbery At South Point Pharmacy
Yet another robbery has taken place at a pharmacy by a thief that was not looking for cash but for powerful prescription drugs that are becoming the center of concern because of the high levels of abuse connected with them.
(09-18-06) September 18th, 2006 | Study Shows That Vioxx Heart Risks Can Occur Early On
A study has indicated that the heart risks posed by the withdrawn and controversial painkiller Vioxx could occur within just two weeks of taking the medication.
(09-19-06) September 19th, 2006 | Merck Pleased About Dismissal Of Damages To Vioxx Victim
The manufacturer of controversial painkiller Vioxx, which was removed from the market in 2004 after being found to heighten the risk of heart attacks and strokes, has spoken out about the recent decision of a judge to dismiss damages awarded to a man that suffered a heart attack after taking the painkiller.
(09-20-06) September 20th, 2006 | New Vioxx Trial Ordered For Retired FBI Agent
A new trial has been ordered for a retired FBI agent who sued Merck, the manufacturers of the controversial painkiller Vioxx, and was awarded $50 million in compensation.
(09-21-06) September 21st, 2006 | Online Prescription Drugs Warnings From FDA
The Food and Drugs Administration has been sending out warnings to consumers in relation to the purchase of drugs and medications from online sources, specifically through websites that have been linked to a Canadian company.
(09-22-06) September 22nd, 2006 | OTC Pill Approved
In a controversial move, the FDA has recently approved the sale of the morning after pill in an over-the-counter format for women over the age of eighteen.
(09-25-06) September 25th, 2006 | Petitioners Seek Stronger Warning For Medication
Federal health officials have been urged by petitioners to use stronger warnings in relation to possible injury on a variety of medications, including Cipro and other similar antibiotics.
(09-26-06) September 26th, 2006 | Vioxx Could Reduce The Risk Of Colorectal Polyps
According to researchers who have been carrying out studies, the cox-2 inhibitor Vioxx, which was withdrawn from the market in 2004, could actually reduce the risk of colorectal polyps.
(09-27-06) September 27th, 2006 | Drug Advertising Could Be More Influential Than Thought
Researchers that have carried out studies into the effects of direct to consumer advertising on the public have stated that, based upon their results, the persuasion-factor and influence that this type of advertising has on consumers could be far stronger than originally thought.
(09-28-06) September 28th, 2006 | FDA Sends Warning To Catheter Tip Manufacturer
The US Food and Drugs Administration has sent out a warning letter to the manufacturer of catheter tips, which are used as a means of pumping drugs into the body.
(09-29-06) September 29th, 2006 | Merck Workers Not Allowed To Leave Messages About Vioxx
A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has signed an order that aims to stop employees of the drug manufacturing giant Merck from discussing its controversial painkiller Vioxx over the companys voicemail system.
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