As one of the worst flu seasons in the past few years comes to end, some experts are concerned one of the few prescription medications available to treat the flu may have potentially life threatening side effects. Tamiflu has been available for over a decade, but reports that it causes abnormal behavior, particularly in children, are becoming increasingly apparent. This has led some experts to the conclusion that Tamiflu isn’t right for every patient.
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Although 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are crucial to our economy and way of life, large trucks pose some unique risks to anyone they share the roadway with. Their large size and huge weight means accidents involving 18-wheelers usually cause much more severe injuries than other types of motor vehicle accidents.
Every year, over 200,000 women undergo hysterectomies to remove uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors. With so many women suffering from uterine fibroids, power morcellators became a popular tool used to help reduce the risks associated with general surgery. Despite its widespread use, many women are only now discovering that they have developed uterine problems from the use of a power morcellator to remove their uterine fibroid tumors.
With so many new medications hitting the market each year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed an extensive application process to protect consumers by ensuring that only safe and effective medications are available for purchase or for prescribing by a physician. The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is in charge of evaluating and approving new medications via a multistep application process.