Levaquin users slap J&J with $800M RICO suit, claiming pharma giant hid serious side effects

Emily Wasserman Johnson & Johnson is facing yet another lawsuit over its antibiotic Levaquin from people who claim that the company hid serious side effects tied to the drug. The ...

FDA clears a controversial female libido drug despite ‘modest’ effects and dangerous risks

Damian Garde The FDA cleared Sprout Pharmaceuticals' much-scrutinized flibanserin, a first-of-its-kind pill designed to boost women's sexual desire, but not without sticking ...

New obesity meds ‘pretty safe,’ but some side effects bear watching: AdverseEvents

Emily Wasserman An analysis by AdverseEvents shows the new generation of obesity meds are holding their own, safety-wise. Still, postmarketing data flag some serious cardiovascular ...

Adding Opdivo to Yervoy ups melanoma treatment efficacy–but it ups rate of serious side effects, too

Carly Helfand The data on Bristol-Myers Squibb's hot new immunotherapy Opdivo kept rolling out Sunday at ASCO, showing that combining the drug with fellow Bristol cancer-fighter ...

Canadian paper backpedals from Gardasil side effects story

Carly Helfand Merck has already had its fair share of struggles with uptake rates for its HPV vaccine, Gardasil. A Toronto Star story from earlier this month, which focused on young ...

Questcor comes clean on adverse effects of beleaguered drug Acthar

Arlene Weintraub Questcor is disclosing that its immune-system drug Acthar may pose more risks than it had let on. An SEC filing from Thursday reported that 14% of prescriptions written ...

Are side effects warnings good for sales? In TV ads, yes

Tracy Staton This is either a story about the virtues of honesty or the ever-changing minds of the American consumer. That litany of drug side-effects that's delivered rapid-fire ...

PharmaHelps webinar reviews effects of increased quality measurements

mia.burns By Mia Burns A two-part webinar from the PharmaHelps Network  focuses on ways that providers, payers, and the pharma industry can work together to improve the patient experience ...

GSK Survey: Side Effects Limit Prescription Drug Compliance

barbara.lempert GSK Survey Shows Americans Seek More Information from Pharmacists on Medication Side Effects PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — While prescription ...

Janssen: Drug Can Reverse Blood Thinning Effects of Xarelto

barbara.lempert Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Can Reverse Blood Thinning Effects of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) Study Presented Today at the International Society on Thrombosis and ...

Amarin Announces Additional Effects of Vascepa

barbara.lempert Amarin Announces Additional Effects of Vascepa(R) on      Lipoprotein Particle Concentration From the ANCHOR Study       Presented at the National Lipid ...

Study: Physicians Insufficiently Informed of Drug Side Effects

barbara.lempert An international study involving 255 physicians practising in Vancouver, Montreal, Sacramento and Toulouse found that physicians are not given enough information about ...
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