Drugs Recalls

March 17, 2009

SSRI Antidepressants and PPHN

The newer antidepressants are classified as SSRIs or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. In several studies over the last few years, SSRI antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, […]
November 11, 2008

Dilantin Lawsuit

Updated: July 23, 2010 — Patients taking Dilantin, or Dilantin XR, need to be aware of serious skin side effects. The FDA has warned of a […]
September 16, 2008

PPHN and SSRIs: Another Study Evaluating the Risk

Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD In 2006, Chambers and colleagues published an article linking SSRI use during late pregnancy to an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension […]
August 17, 2008

Maternal Use of SSRIs and PPHN

Abstract Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Aug;17(8):801-6. Källén B, Olausson PO – Tornblad Institute, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden In order to evaluate the previously published association […]
July 31, 2008

European Medicines Agency Update on PML and Tysabri

  PRESS RELEASE At the end of July 2008, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) received two reports of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients with relapsing-remitting […]
February 12, 2008

Duragesic Patch Fentanyl Overdose Recall

PriCara Recalls 25 mcg/hr Duragesic (Fentanyl Transdermal System) CII Pain Patches PriCara, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said today that all lots of 25 microgram/hour (mcg/hr) […]
January 4, 2008

Birth Defects Linked to Psychotropic Drugs During Pregnancy

Some psychotropic drugs may be recommended to treat depression as they are believed to affect the mind, emotions, and behavior of an individual. But these medications […]
October 2, 2007

Women Not Warned About SSRI Lung Birth Defect PPHN

By Evelyn Pringle – Countercurrents.org A study of nearly 500,000 women by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in the September 18, 2007, Annals […]
June 27, 2007

Some Antidepressants Pose Birth Defect Risks

6/27/07 – U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Pregnant women with depression often find themselves choosing between the lesser of two evils. Should they take antidepressants and […]