FDA Suicide Warning On Tegretol, Neurontin, Lyrica

FDA Alerts Health Care Providers to Risk of Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior with Antiepileptic Medications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new information to health care professionals to alert them about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (suicidality) in patients who take drugs called antiepileptics to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine…

Prescription Drug Injuries Double Since 1998

The FDA is being criticized today for approving for sale prescription drugs that eventually led to a doubling of patient injuries from 1998 to 2005. Thomas Moore and colleagues at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania released a study in Archives of Internal Medicine involving patient deaths and injuries from taking…