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    • Is BP’s Oil Spill Fraud Hotline Fraudulent?

      Is BP’s Oil Spill Fraud Hotline Fraudulent?

      Yesterday BP announced the creation of a company-controlled toll-free number it says is dedicated to rooting out fraud in the Court-Supervised Deepwater Horizon Claims Process. By dialing 855-NO-2-FRAUD whistleblowers can report perceived bad actors to BP’s private police force. While all […]

    • Januvia data could get independent review

      Januvia data could get independent review

      Two pharmaceutical corporations, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Eli Lilly, on June 13 announced their support for the American Diabetes Association’s call for an independent review of the safety of diabetes drugs classified as incretin mimetics, a group that includes drugs linked to […]

    • Paxil, Prozac birth defects link studied (Zoloft, other SSRIs not off the hook)

      Paxil, Prozac birth defects link studied (Zoloft, other SSRIs not off the hook)

      “It has been suggested that the commonly prescribed class of antidepressants selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with birth defects,” and Prozac and Paxil are more strongly associated with the more serious conditions, according to a comparison of SSRI side […]

    • Studies establish Lipitor diabetes link

      Studies establish Lipitor diabetes link

      “Statin therapy was associated with 14 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes” and “[i]nitiating atorvastatin and simvastatin was associated with increased risk of type 2…

    • Easier to reduce pregnancy risk than to treat antidepressant side effect

      Easier to reduce pregnancy risk than to treat antidepressant side effect

      Although some medical science has shown an association between newborn pulmonary complications and the expectant mother’s use of certain antidepressants, not much information on the…

    • FDA investigates deaths of Zyprexa Relprevv patients

      FDA investigates deaths of Zyprexa Relprevv patients

      Health care professionals who administer injections of the antipsychotic Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) as well as patients administered the drug are being alerted by the U.S. Food and…

    • Lipitor diabetes link reaffirmed

      Lipitor diabetes link reaffirmed

      Canadian researchers, whose study was published May 23 by the British Medical Journal, reaffirmed the increased risk of being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes while taking Lipitor, which was…

    • Autism joins PPHN, birth defects among Zoloft side effects

      Autism joins PPHN, birth defects among Zoloft side effects

      A Swedish study published this spring showed that in-utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors “was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders,…

    • Januvia pancreatic disease probe continues

      Januvia pancreatic disease probe continues

      As Januvia (sitagliptin) sales decline and as patients with pancreatic disorders pursue Januvia lawsuits, the National Institutes of Health look for volunteers to participate in a long-term study…

    • Recent study doesn’t change Topamax, Depakote birth defects risks

      Recent study doesn’t change Topamax, Depakote birth defects risks

      The maker of a topiramate-containing antiepileptic drug co-sponsored a study which showed that its own drug produced less severe side effects than another medication, valproate, in treating…