Tag: "withdrawn" at medical news

Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects

...in per milligram ever to receive FDA approval, was withdrawn from the market in 2001 after the FDA received numerous reports of severe myopathy (muscle weakness), rhabdomyolysis (muscle deterioration resulting in toxins released in the blood that can lead to renal failure), proteinuria (protein in the urine), ...

Risk of heart attack may increase with certain anti-inflammatory drugs

...his study was concluded rofecoxib has already been withdrawn following concerns over heart attack risk. This is all the more important for the impact of this study on patients, say the authors, since those previously taking rofecoxib will have already turned to the other anti-inflammatories in greater numbers...

Alcohol abuse: Early diagnosis is key to treatment success

...ce or detect relapse prior to reissuing previously withdrawn drivers' licenses. "When there finally is an accurate biomarker for alcohol abuse, it will be interesting to see where society feels use of this test is warranted and where it is intrusive," observed Harris. "Drug testing is now routine for many jo...

Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports

...ai. We visited several people who have become very withdrawn since the tsunami and won't leave their houses or take part in their normal activities. This is another common situation. Is there enough mental health service available in the tsunami zones right now? Or enough of the right kind of service? Ment...

National stereotypes common, mistaken, study reports

...s shown that stereotypes depicting older people as withdrawn and rigid are largely groundless and contribute to age discrimination. "People should understand that we are all prone to these kinds of preconceptions and likely to believe that they are justified by our experience, when in fact they are often unfou...

New book on bipolar disorder targets 12 million affected Americans, families

...feels as though he can do no wrong. He or she has withdrawn socially or has begun engaging in potentially dangerous activities, such as sex, drugs, excessive shopping, stealing, and so on. Your child persistently feels sadness, hopelessness, despair, or crushing boredom. You notice changes in your child's c...

Research published in the NEJM challenges 30-year-old standard of care for lupus patients

...to the other regimen. A total of 24 patients were withdrawn from the study; nine in the MMF group and 15 in the IVC group. There were 16 complete remissions; that is, the disease became inactive, on MMF and four complete remissions on IVC; 21 partial remissions, or improvement in the still active disease, we...

Genetics plays a role in the side effects experienced by people taking painkillers

... resulting in two of the drugs in this class being withdrawn from the market and a black box warning being issued for a third drug. "The use of any drug involves a mix of benefits and risks. The problems with COX-2 inhibitors were real, but involved less than 2 percent of patients who were taking them," sa...

New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year

...cause of the bowel obstruction associated with the withdrawn vaccine, a primary goal of the study was to determine whether RotaTeq was safe. Overall, 68,038 infants between six and 12 weeks participated, 34,035 in the vaccine group and 34,003 in the placebo group. All were monitored for serious adverse events,...

Cincinnati Children's applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine

...sception, as did the Rotashield vaccine, which was withdrawn from the market in 1999. Rotashield was produced from monkey RRV strain of rotavirus." In February 2006, the FDA approved a rotavirus vaccine sold by Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, N.J., under the brand name RotaTeq. Merck, at the direction of ...

Sacking of Canadian Medical Association Journal's editors 'deeply troubling'

...ptive pills. The CMA requested that the article be withdrawn from the journal and redrafted as it constituted scientific research, rather than journalism, and the editorial team should therefore have sought ethical counsel and peer review of the article. However, in an editorial in January this year Hoey compl...

American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting scientific highlights

...brain lesions. Natalizumab is an antibody that was withdrawn from the market shortly after it was approved for treatment of MS. The Food and Drug Administration has recently lifted a clinical hold on the drug. Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Patients taking statins to lower their cholesterol have a reduced...

MUHC study reveals Vioxx related heart attacks can occur within the first two weeks of use

... month of stopping the drug. Vioxx was voluntarily withdrawn from the market on September 30, 2004 after a study showed it doubled patients' risk of heart attacks and strokes after 18 months of use. This MUHC study is the first to specifically address the question of the timing of cardiovascular risk associate...

Heart risks from Vioxx happen much earlier than believed, says Queen's researcher

... month of stopping the drug. Vioxx was voluntarily withdrawn from the market on September 30, 2004 after a study showed that it doubled patients' risk of heart attacks and strokes after 18 months of use. This study is the first to specifically address the question of the timing of cardiovascular risk associate...

New study reveals Tocilizumab in monotherapy significantly improves signs and symptoms of active RA

...nued the therapy as planned: 7 pts and 31 pts were withdrawn in the tocilizumab and methotrexate groups, respectively. With regards to adverse events within the study, the most common reported was nasopharyngitis in both groups (tocilizumab 18.0% and methotrexate 10.9%). Withdrawals due to adverse events (toc...

COX-2 inhibitors prescribed to reduce gastrointestinal toxicity prior to the market withdrawals

...and valdecoxib, known to consumers as Bextra were withdrawn from the market. Questions regarding the appropriate use of COX-2 inhibitors for arthritis patients and broader questions regarding prescribing patterns of novel drugs soon after FDA approval remain. ...

Arthritis drug helps debilitating inflammatory disease

...hree, disease flared in 11 patients when they were withdrawn from anakinra as part of the study, but when anakinra was restarted, the disease quickly responded again. Daily injections would be required for any long-term treatment. "This study demonstrates the efficacy of anakinra in improving major organ ma...

Report issued on outbreak of serious eye infection linked with use of certain contact lens solution

...nvestigation were released in May, the product was withdrawn from the market worldwide. Among the estimated 34 million contact lens wearers in the United States, microbial keratitis (corneal infection) is a rare but serious complication that may lead to permanent vision loss or the need for corneal transplan...

Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying

...rs such as early childhood depression, sadness and withdrawn behavior. There appears to be no link between witnessing family violence and relational bullying. Bauer said the study of bullying is relatively new and issues such as domestic violence and intimate partner violence traditionally have been stick...

Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs

...ular risk. Two COX-2 inhibitors have already been withdrawn from the market: rofecoxib (marketed as Vioxx) an...f COX-2 has been intense. Although rofecoxib was withdrawn from world markets, celecoxib (marketed as Celebrex) "continues to be widely used, despite meta-anal...

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