Drug Development


Sneeze-042815.jpg The FDA has issued a recall on several varieties of liquid Mucinex cold remedies. The recall was issued after it was discovered that drug ingredients listed on the front labels may not always align with the drug facts listed elsewhere on the label. The recall includes the products MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus and others.

Adderallrx-042315.jpg Leading ADHD drugs like Adderall often increase productivity but could also pose some health risks, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). When used improperly these drugs can lead to drug-addiction, irregular heartbeat, and hallucinations and they've become more popular with teens and adults in recent years.

medicine-042215.jpg Taking too many vitamin supplements could actually increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer. For the study researchers examined any links between excessive use of specific supplements and increases in cancer risk. They found that folic acid supplements were linked with a twenty percent increased risk.

The FDA has announced plans for two days of hearings to review safety claims of homeopathic remedies. In recent years the agency has issued warnings to as many as 40 different homeopathic remedy makers warning them against claims for potential health benefits of their products. Health reporter Dr. Holly Phillips commented on the issue with "CBS This Morning" earlier this week.

A new pair of clinical trials suggest that immune system drugs can help treat advanced melanoma. In the studies, researchers found that the immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda worked better than the current frontline treatment for melanoma, Yervoy. They also found that using both drugs together yielded better results than using Yervoy alone.

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