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Valproate Products: Drug Safety Communication – Risk of Impaired Cognitive Development in Children Exposed In Utero (During Pregnancy)

Audience: OBGYN, Neurology, Psychiatry Including valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics
ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals that…


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June 30th, 2011

Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count bottles: Recall – Uncharacteristic Odor

Audience: Pharmacy, Consumer ISSUE: McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling one product lot of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count bottles, distributed in the U.S. The recall stems from a small number of odor reports, including musty, moldy…


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June 30th, 2011

‘Do U Smoke?’ Text Messages Can Help You Quit

Mobile phones could hold the key to people giving up smoking after a study involving sending motivational and supportive text messages to smokers doubled quit rates after six months. Read more…

June 30th, 2011

Who Should Get a CT Scan to Screen for Lung Cancer? (HealthDay)

HealthDay – THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) — Annual low-dose CT scans
cut the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent in heavy smokers and
formerly heavy smokers, compared to those who get annual chest X-rays,
according to the results of a major National Cancer Institute study
released on Wednesday. Read More..

June 30th, 2011

Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes (HealthDay)

HealthDay – THURSDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast
cancer who also suffer from other health problems have higher death rates
than women who just have breast cancer, according to researchers. Read More..

June 30th, 2011
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