Morphine, Dextroamphetamine, and Isosorbide added to the Ethex Recall

The Ethex Corporation has added three new drugs to its list of recently recalled products.  After Ethex discovered that their propafenone tablets were over-sized, it became evident that many other drugs being manufactured by the company were also over-sized.  Isosorbide Isosorbide is a drug used principally in the treatment of angina. It works by dilating the blood vessels in order to reduce blood pressure. All of the recalled Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets said they were 60mg on the bottle and were made by the ETHEX Corporation with expiration dates ranging from 12/2008 and 11/2009. Recalled lot numbers: 63466, 66034, 67351, and … [Read more...]

Popular arthritis drugs causing cancer in children?

The FDA is investigating a possible link between arthritis drugs, Humira, Remicade Enebrel, and cancer in children and young adults.  The FDA has received approximately 30 reports of lymphoma, leukemia, melanoma and organ cancer in children who were given the drug to combat arthritis or Chrohn’s disease. The drugs in question are known as tumor necrosis factor blockers, which are designed to block a chemical in the body that causes inflammation.  Although the safety labels do disclose a possible association with cancer; the warnings do not disclose the specific impact that the drug could have on children and young adults. Consequently, FDA … [Read more...]