On June 23, 2017, a new anticoagulant drug called BevyxXa (betrixaban) was approved by the FDA for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism. This drug acts as a direct Factor Xa inhibitor, similar to the other anticoagulant drugs Eliquis, Savaysa, and Xarelto. Unlike the anticoagulant Pradaxa, which is a direct … [Read more...]
Leukemia Drug Iclusig Had More Safety Warnings Added In November 2016
Here is overview of this rather significant and substantial November 2016 Iclusig Prescribing Information revision which was mandated by the FDA. In the Boxed Warning section of the Iclusig drug label there was some additional safety information put in the pre-existing parts about (1) various types of arterial occlusions and (2) heart failure. … [Read more...]
Birth Control Pills Series: Are the Current FDA Label Warnings Enough?
In the previous article of my blog series on Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Safyral, and Beyaz, I discussed the devastating side effects that can result from using these DRSP-containing birth control pills. For my final article in this series, I will discuss the current drug label warnings for these drugs, and contemplate whether these warnings … [Read more...]
Birth Control Pills Series: The Devastating Side Effects
The first article of my blog series on Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Safyral, and Beyaz discussed how Yaz in particular was marketed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)--before PMDD was even classified as a medical condition--so that the drug manufacturer, Bayer, could increase their profits. In this article, I will provide … [Read more...]