Excess caffeine increases the likelihood of urinary incontinence in women, according to a new study that echoes the findings of previous research.
October 13, 2010 — Bisphosphonates approved for the treatment of osteoporosis will now bear a label warning about the risk for 2 types of atypical femur fractures, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.
Preexisting chronic kidney disease and worsening renal function are common in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure and are associated with poor outcomes.1-5 Multiple factors are responsible for this association,3-5 including coexisting conditions, less use of effective therapies in patients with renal dysfunction than in patients without renal dysfunction, and inadequate treatment of volume overload because of a suboptimal response to diuretics or concern regarding diuretic toxicity.4,5
October 8, 2010 — Abbott Laboratories has withdrawn the obesity drug sibutramine (Meridia) from the market in light of clinical trial data pointing to an increased risk for stroke and myocardial infarction, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.
September 22, 2010 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis), the first of the long-anticipated oral treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). Fingolimod is approved to reduce relapses and delay disability progression in patients with relapsing forms of MS, an FDA release notes.