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Some powerful Extended Release and Long Acting pain medicines get a risk plan from the FDA

Risk and a new language and plan for Extended release and long acting opioid medicines-What on earth does this mean? Language in medicines is always complicated. The FDA has approved a REMS for 12 important pain medicines and it’s important to understand what this means. The medicines that come under this FDA Risk Evaluation and Mediation Strategy include:


National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week but where is the media ???

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National Women's Health Week but where is the media ???

2 women It’s National Women’s Health week—yet the networks barely covered this? The concept is simple. Bring together communities, businesses, government and other groups to promote women’s health.

Widely used antibiotic may increase risk of sudden death in some high risk patients

black civil war soldier with gun Follow up on medicines (pharmacovigilence) is a new trend at the FDA and a new study showed a clear benefit in looking at a Tennessee Medicaid program over time.

FDA approves generic Plavix (clopidogrel) in a major after heart attack decision

king on a chess board As predicted in The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, 12 Top Meds for 2012, the FDA today approved the first generic form of Plavix (clopidogrel).

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