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FDA quietly moves to change consumer warnings in DTC print ads
In draft guidance posted online today, FDA has indicated that it will no longer require pharmaceutical marketers to include the full package insert (PI), including side effects, in direct-to-consumer (DTC) print advertisements. In order to fulfill the requirement...
People would rather die early than take a pill for heart disease
A study conducted by Dr. Robert Hutchins, resident physician at the University of California San Francisco Department of Medicine, and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 33 percent of people in the United States...
Couple arrested on charges of drugs and child abuse
Today, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department took a married couple into custody for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and child abuse.On Monday, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department received an anonymous call requesting deputies...
Drug trafficking halted West Tennessee
Announced today by Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee was the arrest early today and the unsealing of an indictment charging 13 suspects with federal drug trafficking violations. The indictments which were...
Common drugs increase the risk for dementia
Concerns about the possible dangerous side effects which are associated with many drugs has lead many people to aggressively search for drug free interventions to help prevent and treat illness whenever possible. Group Health Research Institute reported on Jan. 26...
Pediatricians against legalized marijuana, with some exceptions
Citing concerns about its potential harm to children and adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new policy statement opposing the legalization of marijuana. The Jan. 26 statement, however, does allow for the use of medical...
Drug drone crash near border story, another 'sheep-dip'?
Tijuana officials have reported that a drone overloaded with drugs flying from Mexico to the U.S. crash-landed in Tijuana, raising questions since the official story has a "sheep dip" ring to it, especially since the drug...
Evaluate your Medicare coverage every year
It is a scary thought that so many people on Medicare sign up once and think they are set for life. It is scary because there are so many changes in coverage every year, in addition to the fact...
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