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Prescription Drugs

Epocrates On iPhone 3G Allows Drug Lookup

Health care professional and doctors now can use their iPhones to lookup for drugs and see why or how a particular drug is prescribed. The drug view list (probably available in your 3G iPhone too) will populate around 3,300 most commonly prescribed drugs and give instant information about them.

The program will show the drug usage, dosing information directly on your iPhone screen. One in four doctors in USA use Epocrates products.

FDA Requests Boxed Warnings On Older Class Of Antipsychotic Drugs

FDAAA to require manufacturers of "conventional" antipsychotic drugs to make safety-related changes to prescribing information, or labeling, to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label use of these drugs to treat behavioral problems in older people with dementia.

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FDA Considers Additional Test Results When Assessing New Drug Safety

In the first use of a framework allowing submission of a single application to the two agencies, FDA and EMEA worked together to allow drug companies to submit the results of seven new tests that evaluate kidney damage during animal studies of new drugs.

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ETHEX Recalls Morphine Tablets

ETHEX Corporation has voluntarily recalled a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) due to a report of a tablet with twice the appropriate thickness.

Oversized tablets may contain as much as two times the labeled level of active morphine sulfate. The lot was distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008. No other dosage strength, nor any other lot of the 60 mg strength is affected by this recall.

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