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Drugs and Medical Device Information

The categories section serves as a knowledge base for Pharma-watch.com on Drugs and Medical Devices.  Over the past couple of months the FDA has released several consumer alerts on drugs such as Hydroxycut, Accutane and Paxil to name a few; and on medical devices such as Zimmer Durom Cut, Shoulder Pain Pumps, and Fentanyl Patch.  We bring all the information together in one place to give you — the consumer– the ability to make an educated and well informed decision about the drugs you are putting in your body.

Latest News from Pharma-Watch

FDA convenes to determine Fosamax bone fracture dangers

The New York Times Reports: In light of evidence linking the long-term use of Fosamax and femur fractures, the FDA said it plans to convene Friday to determine whether it will recommend suspending the use of the osteoporosis drug.

Spine Specialists Discredit Medtronic Bone Growth Product

June 29th, 2011 “It harms patients to have biased and corrupted research published…It harms patients to have unaccountable special interests permeate medical research,” read an excerpt from an

CT Brain Perfusion Scan Risks

The FDA released an advisory to consumers in October regarding the CT Bran Profusion Scan manufactured by GE. The advisory states that the scans default radiation therapy is set to high for most patient

Risk of death found in sleeping pill use -- Scripps

Scripps Study: Sleeping pills believed a cause of 500,000 premature deaths annually (March 1, 2012) Pick 10 people at random and ask them if they take sleeping pills. Chances are at least one of them

FDA pulls approval of Avastin breast cancer drug

Avastin no longer allowed for breast cancer The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has revoked its approval of Avastin after concluding the metastatic breast cancer treatment did nothing to control tumor