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FDA Drug Safety Communication: Safety review update of codeine use in children; new Boxed Warning and Contraindication on use af by FDA Posted Thu 21 Feb 2013 12:33pm This update is in follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication: Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but life-threatening adverse events or death issued on 8/15/2012.   View and print full DSC - DSC Update on Codeine 02-2013 [PDF -116KB]  ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but li by FDA Posted Thu 16 Aug 2012 1:47pm   Safety Announcement [8-15-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing reports of children who developed serious adverse effects or died after taking codeine for pain relief after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Recently, three pediatric dea ... Read on »
FDA Warns Breastfeeding Moms: Genes and Codeine Risk by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm With the recent FDA’s activity in personalized medicine, I asked DNA Direct’s director of pharmacogenetics, Dr. Huijun Z. Ring, if she’d give us a guest post. Huijun writes: FDA warns breast-feeding moms of genetic risk for using codeine products Gene test can help to prevent life-threatening side effects in nursing babies When I was ... Read on »
Early Onset of Puberty in Girls Linked to Obesity by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 11 Nov 2013 12:00am FDA on Medscape >  FDA Expert Interview Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, Hari Cheryl Sachs, MD Disclosures October 29, 2013 Editor's Note: Many breastfeeding women are advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants. The reality is that few medications are contrain ... Read on »
Comunicado de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos: El uso de codeína en ciertos niños tras amigdalectomí by FDA Posted Wed 22 Aug 2012 10:56am Anuncio de seguridad El 15 de agosto del 2012: La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA por sus siglas en inglés) está revisando los reportes sobre ciertos niños que desarrollaron efectos adversos graves o murieron, tras tomar codeína para aliviar el dolor después de una amigdal ... Read on »
Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study by HealthFinder Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine. By Alan Mozes HealthDay ... Read on »
FDA Issues Stop Order on Unapproved Codeine Sulfate Tablets to 4 Pharma Companies by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:01pm You can read the press release below, these are pain killer tablets, generic that we are probably all familiar with.  What is interesting to note, the company that is slated to be able to fill the demand for supply in the last two weeks laid off 900 Drug Reps, not sure if this division was part of it or not.   Perhaps this is good news for them ... Read on »
Codeine Use in Certain Children After Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Rare, But Life-Thr by FDA Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 10:00am [UPDATED 02/20/2013] FDA notified the public about new actions being taken to address a known safety concern with codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids). A new BOXED WARNING, FDA’s strongest warning, will be added to the drug ... Read on »
Ibuprofen Bests Acetaminophen/Codeine for Pediatric Arm Fracture Pain by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 26 Oct 2009 11:04pm Anthony J. Brown, MD Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd Ann Emerg Med. 2009;54:553-560. Abstract Reuters Health Information 2009. © 2009 Reuters Ltd. Clinical Context Children with simple fractures require adequate pain relief after discharge from the emergency department (ED). Although ibuprofen potentially provides similar pain relief as ... Read on »
Codeine Blues: End of the Line for an Opiate with Issues by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Oct 2010 7:32pm Canada, UK consider phasing out the drug. Among the many memorable anecdotes that have been uttered at the opening of an AA or NA meeting, surely one of the great ones is this: “I’m an addict, and a heroin junky. I went to the dentist today, and he sent me home with a prescription for Tylenol 3. And I thought: Do I really want to endanger ... Read on »