March 7, 2014
Pfizer Recalls Some Antidepressants After Drug Mixup
Two lots of Pfizer's antidepressant drug Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl) are being recalled because they may contain capsules of another drug called Tikosyn (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
Doctors in the United
States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever
before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination
with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths,
a new study suggests.
Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
Every day, millions of
people with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 -- rely on the
results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their
treatment decisions. But, what if those test results were