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Marc E. McCallister

Numerous Side Effects Related to HydroxyCut

The recent recall of Hydroxycut has once again reminded the public of the danger of weight loss medications. Over the past several years, there have been scores of advertisements enticing consumers…

Marc E. McCallister

FDA Announces Hydroxycut Recall

The FDA announced today that people using Hydroxycut products should discontinue use immediately. Hydroxycut has been linked to liver problems, including liver failure. There has been at least one…

Marc E. McCallister

FDA Announces Label Change For Raptiva

The FDA has announced the drug Raptiva will undergo a label change that will include a boxed warning, the FDA’s strongest warning. Raptiva is a psoriasis drug that has recently been linked to…

Marc E. McCallister

Provigil Label Revised

The FDA is notifying healthcare professionals about updates to the warning labels of the prescription drug Provigil. Provigil is used to help adult patients who suffer from sleep apnea, narcolepsy and other sleeping disorders. The revised label warns patients that Provigil may caused a serious rash that could include Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and hypersensitivity reactions. It may also…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Complete MoisturePlus Contact Lens Solution Recalled

The FDA announced on May 26, 2007, that Advanced Medical Optics voluntarily recalled its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution. The recall was made after the company received reports of people developing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a type of serious eye infection. Contact lens owners who use this solution should stop using it immediately.The FDA suggests that consumers throw away the unused…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Colonoscopy Drug Leads to Renal Failure

A Texas woman recently filed suit against C.B. Fleet Company after she suffered acute renal failure and other side effects after using the companies Phospho soda solution. The solution is used by many patients prior to undergoing a colonoscopy in order to cleanse the patient’s bowels. The lawsuit alleges that the solution causes renal failure and other side effects when it is taken in by…