Three myths that lead to fatal medication events in the home

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Medication safety in the home is an important public health issue. Almost half of all Americans have taken at least one prescription medication... Read more

FDA can help reduce dabigatran (PRADAXA) bleeding

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Two recently published studies of one of the newer blood thinners, Pradaxa, point the way to reducing the risk of its major drawback—high... Read more

Oral rotavirus vaccine is ineffective by injection

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Rotavirus is a virus that causes a type of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines) that can lead to severe... Read more

Critical IV solution shortage affecting US hospitals

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The country is experiencing a serious shortage of certain IV fluids, mainly involving sodium chloride injection 0.9% (IV saline) in 1,000... Read more

Contact lens wearers — beware when using Clear Care

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In December 2010 and again in May 2012, Check-Up warned consumers who wear contact lenses about Clear Care, a lens cleaning product from Ciba... Read more

Adverse effects of numbing medications for teething in babies

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What do you do when your baby who is teething starts kvetching and crying? Let me tell you what not to do. Many parents like to rub numbing... Read more

Keeping kids safe from accidental poisonings this holiday season

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Michael Cohen, RPh, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, PA; Jeanette Trella, PharmD, Managing Director, The Poison Control Center... Read more

Does this new medicine replace one of my current medicines?

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When your health condition changes, or when new treatments become available, your healthcare providers may recommend changes to your medicines... Read more