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Take Charge of Your Health: Lack of Information Worries Patient with a UTI

Friday August 29, 2008
Medication Errors: Don't Let This Happen to You! Dr. Mike shares a story from the news or one of his readers about a medication error. A friend shared this story ... Read More

First Drug for Treatment of Chorea in Huntington’s Disease Approved by FDA

Wednesday August 27, 2008
News from the FDAEach week, Dr. Mike brings you the latest news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including alerts, new drug approvals, new drug indications, and first time ... Read More

Is My Generic Medication Causing Side Effects? A Question for Dr. Mike

Tuesday August 26, 2008
Got a Question? Ask Dr. Mike A question from a reader: I have been on a heart drug for many years. In the last several months I have had major ... Read More

Medicare “Doughnut Hole” Leads Some Elderly to Go Without Medication

Friday August 22, 2008
This Week’s Medication News Each week, Dr. Mike highlights the latest news about medications. 3.4 million Medicare Part D plan enrollees reached a gap in their prescription drug coverage, according to ... Read More

Deaths Linked To Diabetes Drug Byetta Warns FDA

Wednesday August 20, 2008
News from the FDAEach week, Dr. Mike brings you the latest news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including alerts, new drug approvals, new drug indications, and first time ... Read More

Reactions to Antibiotics Send Thousands to Emergency Rooms Every Year

Monday August 18, 2008
What Your Doctor Is ReadingWhat your doctor is reading is a regular feature that reviews current information about medications from medical journals often read by physicians. Antibiotic-associated adverse events lead to ... Read More

Prescription Antacids May Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Friday August 15, 2008
This Week's Medication News Each week, Dr. Mike highlights the latest news about medications. The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for acid reflux (GERD) and peptic ulcers increases the ... Read More

Dr. Mike's Friend Suffers Serious Medication Side Effects

Thursday August 14, 2008
Medication Errors: Don’t Let This Happen to You! Each week, Dr. Mike shares a story from the news or one of his readers about a medication error. A good friend ... Read More

One in Ten U.S. Children Using OTC Cough, Cold Medications

Monday August 11, 2008
What Your Doctor Is ReadingWhat your doctor is reading is a regular feature that reviews current information about medications from medical journals often read by physicians. About one in ten children ... Read More

Fatal Medication Errors Increase With Use of Alcohol and Street Drugs

Friday August 8, 2008
This Week’s Medication News Each week, Dr. Mike highlights the latest news about medications. Deaths from medication errors due to a combination of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and alcohol and/or street ... Read More

Grapefruit Juice and Lipitor – My Pharmacist Didn’t Know the Facts.

Thursday August 7, 2008
Medication Errors: Don't Let This Happen to You! Each week, Dr. Mike shares a story from the news or one of his readers about a medication error. Lipitor and grapefruit juice ... Read More

Fraudulent Cancer Treatment Claims on the Internet

Wednesday August 6, 2008
News from the FDAEach week, Dr. Mike brings you the latest news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including alerts, new drug approvals, new drug indications, and first time ... Read More

What Your Doctor Is Reading: Drugs, Driving, and Accidents — Is Your Doctor Libel for Writing the Prescription?

Monday August 4, 2008
©iStockphoto.com What your doctor is reading is a regular feature that reviews current information about medications from medical journals often read by physicians. Does your doctor have any responsibility to inform you ... Read More

Zyprexa-Diabetes Link ‘Neutralized’ by Eli Lilly Drug Reps, According to Bloomberg.com

Friday August 1, 2008
Court documents unsealed in an Alaska lawsuit against Eli Lilly reveal that drug reps promoting the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa (olanzapine) were directed "to neutralize the diabetes/hyperglycemia issue." Further, according to ... Read More

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