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Drug Safety

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Latest Headlines

Pfizer recalls nearly 94,000 vials of Depo-Medrol

Pfizer is recalling two lots of its 40 mg/ mL, 1 mL single-dose vials  of its anti inflammatory product Depo-Medrol.

Merck seeking dismissal of Fosamax femur-fracture suits

Merck's already won two bellwether suits over femur fractures suffered by Fosamax patients. But is that enough to get the remaining 500 or so cases tossed out?

Sharp rise in opioid abuse may benefit drug delivery contenders

The contenders to develop new methods of tackling the problem of opioid addiction should receive a boost from a new study by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, which found that the overuse of pain medications has resulted in a 5% average annual increase in adult hospital stays between 1993 and 2012.

BD launches AutoShield Duo pen for diabetics

Becton, Dickinson and Company today announced that its BD AutoShield Duo pen for the delivery of insulin and diabetes drugs is now available in retail pharmacies. 

Cytori shares slammed as safety concerns halt stem cell trials

Cytori Therapeutics hit the brakes on a pair of clinical trials to find out why three patients in the study suffered from "cerebrovascular" events after they were treated with the biotech's experimental stem cell treatment. The San Diego-based biotech's shares plunged more than 30% in after-hours trading after putting out word of the hold in a late release.

Roche persuades U.S. judge to toss $2M Accutane verdict

Roche has emerged victorious in its quest to reverse a $2.1 million verdict by a New Jersey jury in favor of a woman who blamed the Swiss pharma's acne med Accutane for her inflammatory bowel disease, Bloomberg reports.

Novartis apologizes for lax business practices in Japan as side-effects scandal widens

Facing its second scandal in as many months, Novartis' Japanese unit has issued an apology for failing to disclose side effects of its drugs Tasigna and Gleevec, which are used to treat leukemia.

USDA, Nebraska U. researchers find no danger in Merck's Zilmax

A study carried out the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the U.S.D.AU Agricultural Research Service found Zilmax had no negative effects on cattle health.

BMJ targets Pradaxa safety, scolding Boehringer, FDA and EMA alike

The BMJ has set off a kerfuffle--and a Twitter campaign--over the safety of Boehringer Ingelheim's blockbuster anticoagulant Pradaxa.

Simulated human heart aims to screen drugs for adverse effects

An in vitro technique using samples of beating heart tissue may be able to test the effects of drugs on the heart without unnecessary testing on humans or animals, according to new research.