March 8, 2014
Pfizer Recalls Some Antidepressants After Drug Mixup
Two lots of Pfizer's
antidepressant drug Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl) are being recalled
because they may contain capsules of another drug called Tikosyn
(dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
Doctors in the United
States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever
before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination
with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths,
a new study suggests.