05 Jul FDA Warnings Strengthened for 37 Drugs, Products in June 2014
Throughout June 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the safety labels and warnings on 37 drugs and supplements to increase their severity and better alert the public about the potential risks associated with the use of these products. These recent changes seem to align with the FDA’s ongoing efforts to protect the public by highlighting potentially dangerous drugs (and the specific risk factors associated with these dangers).
Drugs, Supplements Subject to New, Stronger FDA Warnings
The types of medications and supplements that have been the focus of the new, stronger FDA warnings implemented in June 2014 include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
- Testosterone replacement therapies (TRTs), including testosterone gels, patches and injections. The new FDA warnings and precautions have specifically been implemented on Androderm, AndroGel, Axiron, Delatestryl, Fortesta and some other brand name TRTs.
- Blood pressure medications, including hydrochlororthiazide-based drugs. Some of the specific brand name medications that now carry stronger FDA warnings include Avalide and Benicar HCT.
- Antibacterial medications, cancer medications, HIV/AIDS medications, etc.
While updated FDA warnings will appear on the packaging and labeling for the affected medications, these stronger precautions will also be featured on the Medication Guides that come with these drugs.
An Important Word on FDA Warnings
While FDA warnings can be powerful ways to spread the message about the risks of certain drugs to the medical professionals who prescribe them and the patients who use them, it’s important to point out that:
- Such warnings can NOT prevent serious problems from developing in patients, and people should discuss with their doctors whether the risks associated with using some medications outweigh the potential health benefits.
- These warnings often arise after some patients have already reported sustaining serious injuries or health complications when using certain drugs.
- Patients injured as a result of taking or using potentially dangerous drugs may have legal recourse for obtaining compensation for their injuries and losses and should consult with an experienced dangerous drug attorney to learn more about their rights and possible case.
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