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June 2004 Archives

Paxil May Be Ineffective and Unsafe for Children

Drug Manufacturer Sued for Concealing Information About Antidepressant ALBANY, NY -- June 11, 2004 -- A major drug manufacturer concealed information about the safety and effectiveness of treating children with the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil), according to a lawsuit filed in the New York Supreme Court by state Attorney General Eliot...

Crestor Has Caused Kidney Damage

Consumer Group Again Urges Ban on Statin Drug, Crestor WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 4, 2004 -- The anti-cholesterol drug rosuvastatin or Crestor should be banned, the consumer group Public Citizen wrote in a recent letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Crestor can cause rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which...