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If people knew about the side effects of a drug, would they still take it? Here’s the thing. Consumers are the guinea pigs when being prescribed a new type of [...]
Express Scripts — one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the U.S. — excluded diabetes drugs Onglyza (saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin extended release) from its 2017 [...]
Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors taken by millions of Americans may increase the risk of heart problems, kidney damage and death, according to two 2017 studies. The first [...]
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended manufacturers of Invokana (canagliflozin) and other sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors add warnings for increased lower-limb amputations to prescribing information. On Feb. 10, [...]
President Donald Trump takes a few prescription medications including Propecia (finasteride), a hair loss drug linked to side effects, the New York Times reported. Dr. Harold N. Bernstein, Trump’s personal [...]
Health Canada linked antibiotics called fluoroquinolones to a wide range of disabling side effects and wants manufacturers to update medication labels, CBC News reported. The action by Health Canada follows [...]