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Chantix responsible for increase drug injury

by fpw | July 28th, 2011

July 28, 2011

Quitting smoking is no easy task, and many turn to their doctors for help. However, a popular drug prescribed to help tobacco users kick the habit may be responsible for a drug injury recently discovered from its side effects.

According to a recent article in Time Magazine, Chantix may be linked to a new drug injury, according to one study.

The drug injury mentioned that there may be an increased risk of heart attack among its users. The drug is known for helping smokers quit their habit.

The study said that the increased drug injury of heart attack was found in smokers and smokeless tobacco users and took place within a year of using the drug.

The announcement of the drug injury was based on a study performed among 700 smokers with diagnosed cardiovascular disease and were given Chantix or a placebo for a few months. Since the discovery of the drug injury, the FDA has required that a warning label be placed on the drug.

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Would you resort to drugs to help kick a bad habit? What if the drug posed the chance of drug injury from its side effects?

Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

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Free contraception leaves room for drug injury

by fpw | July 20th, 2011

July 21, 2011

According to washingtontimes.com, a nonpartisan panel recommended that birth control and other serves related to women’s health should be covered by health insurance. This could cause a rise in drug injury from birth control pills if more women are prescribed them.

Birth control could be and easier drug to gain access to, and doctors could over-prescribe the drug to patients who are at great risk for experiencing drug injury from the hormones and other side effects.

Because of the sensitivity surrounding the subject, the Institute of Medicine has been asked to consider the necessary risks of drug injury, among other concerts, and report the findings of potential issues.

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Do you think contraceptives should be free for women? Do you think there’s the potential of birth control pills being over-prescribed?

Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

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Company issues voluntary recall to reduce risk of drug injury

by fpw | July 13th, 2011

July 14, 2011

When the Food and Drug Administration issues a recall, it’s to help prevent drug injury from occurring.

In recent weeks the McNeil Consumer HealthCare announced a voluntary recall of extra strength Tylenol after consumers reported an odor coming from the bottle, according to fda.gov.

According to the site, the batch was manufactured in February of 2009. The company took action to reduce the risk of serious drug injury.

Do you think it’s good practice for drug companies to issue voluntary drug recalls to inform consumers of the risk of drug injury? Do you think consumers pay enough attention to voluntary drug recalls?

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Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

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