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Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • Sleep Aid Drug Could Cause Next-Day Impairment

    The FDA recently issued a safety announcement about the potential risks associated with the sleep aid Lunesta (eszopiclone). Lunesta is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used to treat insomnia. The FDA is warning that the drug" can cause next-day impairment of driving and other activities that require alertness." The safety announcement was prompted by a study which showed that Lunesta can impair ...
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  • Corticosteroid Injections Could Lead To Serious Neurologic Problems

    The FDA recently issued a safety warning about serious adverse effects associated with spinal injections of corticosteroids. Injectable corticosteroids are drugs that are often used to reduce swelling or inflammation. These include methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, betamethasone, and dexamethasone. Spinal injections of corticosteroids have been widely practiced for years to treat ...
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