Check Up Archive: May, 2010

FDA announces another recall of kids’ medicines

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Four cold and cough medicines for children have been recalled that were sold under the PediaCare brand by Blacksmith Brands Inc. of Tarrytown... Read more

Battery swallowing injuries rising in kids

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A study in the journal Pediatrics this week had me checking on my various battery operated contraptions to make sure the lithium button batteries... Read more

How Big Pharma has to change

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Even casual observers of the pharmaceutical industry know that it is in a trough of new product development... Read more

UPDATED: VA opposed to ‘Veterans’ Health and Radiation Safety Act’

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The VA is opposing a bill sponsored by Rep. John Adler (D., N.J.) that seeks to correct the snafus that led to nearly 100 veterans getting... Read more

FDA warns of increased fracture risk from heartburn drugs

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The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers, doctors and other health professionals this week that certain antacid drugs called proton... Read more

Diet drug dangers lead to label change, FDA announces

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The Food and Drug Administration announced that the over-the-counter diet-drug Alli by local pharmaceutical powerhouse GlaxoSmithKline has... Read more

Of lbs, LDLs and EMRs

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I got the lab results from my recent annual physical this morning. I had been eagerly awaiting my cholesterol numbers since last year when... Read more

Target: Reducing costly hospital readmissions in SE PA

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On Wednesday a group of hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, nursing home workers and others will gather at the Union League in Philadelphia... Read more