Public Citizen’s Health Research Group

Off-label promotions of diabetes meds sometimes nonsensical, watchdog warns FDA

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The nation's leading consumer watchdog is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit direct-to-consumer diabetes drug advertising promoting unapproved off-label benefits like weight and blood pressure reduction.

Higher dose of Alzheimer's drug approved despite FDA warnings, report shows

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Makers of the Alzheimer's drug Aricept released a higher dosage version of the medication despite concerns about side effects and reduced efficacy, a study reports.