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4 years 3 months ago

3 prescription drugs linked to strokes

Food and Drug Administration officials say they will review the safety of three anemia drugs after research linked one of the drugs to strokes . The medications include Johnson & Johnson's Procrit, and Amgen's Epogen and Aranesp. The clinical trial from 2004 involved diabetic and kidney disease patients...

4 years 4 months ago

Stroke Q & A

What is stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing blood to spill into spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood...

4 years 4 months ago

Heparin's safety improved, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting doctors that a widely used blood thinner has been reformulated to improve its safety, though the change could open the door to dosing errors. The FDA said Thursday new heparin vials scheduled to begin shipping next week will be 10 percent less...

4 years 6 months ago

New treatment to prevent strokes

Combining two generic drugs could protect against heart attack and strokes in high-risk patients. The drugs are a cholesterol-lowering medication called lovastatin and a blood pressure drug called lisinopril. Kaiser Permanente researchers gave the drugs to people with diabetes or heart disease . Within two years, doctors said...

4 years 6 months ago

Common treatments for varicose veins

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins frequently seen in the legs, but varcose veins may occur anywhere in the body. Doctors believe that varcose veins occue in the legs and feet more often than elsewhere bacuse of walking and standing. While varicose veins are not attractive, many people decide...

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