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Not Every Drug is a Bad Drug

Going back in time, people have sought out remedies that would alleviate pain, discomfort, and disease. From plants and foods to sunlight or cold or heat, there have been many “cures” presented through the ages. As we have come into more modern times, companies and individuals have continued to seek out cures and, thankfully, today many are found. Each of us can be thankful for drugs we take for granted like penicillin or the polio vaccine. Each of these drugs has changed the lives of nearly everyone on the planet. But, any drug when taken incorrectly can do harm. A common drug, acetaminophen was lauded when it first came on the market as another anti fever, anti pain drug. The beauty of it was that for those who did not… Read More


Black Box Warning

In the United States, a black box warning (or “black label warning” or “boxed warning”) is the sternest warning that the Food and Drug Administration can issue for a medication and still allow it to remain on the market. A black box warning will appear on the medication’s label, insert and all other literature associated with the drug, such as magazines advertisements. The warning is named for and easily distinguished by the black border that surrounds its text and will contain a concise summary of the risks associated with taking the medication. The FDA will issue a black box warning for a drug when medical studies indicate that the drug carries a significant risk of serious undesirable effects, such as a fatal, life-threatening or permanently disabling adverse reaction, when compared… Read More

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The following black box warning is associated with Reglan: “Receiving metoclopramide injection may cause you...
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