Prescription Drug Injuries

How Many Approved Prescription Drugs Are Withdrawn?

A study funded by the University of Utah’s Technology Commercialization Program has found that roughly a third of prescription drugs are withdrawn from the market, even when the U.S. government had initially approved them. Many of these drugs can increase the chance of a birth defect. A toxicity test invented at the University of Utah,…

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Are SSRIs Dangerous During Pregnancy?

According to a recent New York Times Healthy Consumer blog, 14 percent of pregnant women take antidepressants. This demonstrates most people are unaware of the risks of taking certain medication during a pregnancy. Paxil, for one, has recently been strongly discouraged by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for being a possible cause of birth…

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Does Depakote Cause Birth Defects?

While Depakote is prescribed to help people with bipolar disorder, epilepsy and related disorders, the drug may cause complications if taken while pregnant. Depakote is a common drug, but some studies have linked it to birth defects if taken during the first trimester. One of the better-known examples of this involved Susan DeMatteo who, with…

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