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October

Blog Posts in October, 2010

  • Some Drugs May Actually Exacerbate Conditions

    The New York Times (10/17, A18, Kolata) reported, "In the past month, the Food and Drug Administration has concluded that in some cases, two types of drugs that were supposed to be preventing serious medical problems were, in fact, causing them." Notably, "one is bisphosphonates, which is widely used to prevent the fractures, especially of the hip and spine, that are common in people with ...
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  • GM Recalling 300,000 Impallas

    The AP (10/15) reported, "General Motors said Friday [October 15, 2010] it was recalling more than 300,000 Chevrolet Impala sedans because the seat belts may fail to restrain people in the front seats during a crash."
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  • Lipitor Recall

    CNN 's (10/7, Curley) "The Chart" blog reported that "Pfizer has announced it recalled seven lots of its blockbuster cholesterol fighting drug Lipitor [atorvastatin] in August. The recall, in the US and Canada, was due to reports of an 'uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which the product is packaged,' the company said in a statement."
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