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Drug Safety Issues

The agency’s request is part of an initiative to reformat drug labels
Rubber stopper in certain lots and sizes may lead to decreased drug potency
FDA needn’t restrict ophthalmic use, authors say
ADHD treatment can result in irreversible chemical leukoderma
Retinal pigment changes may lead to vision loss
Twenty cases of acidosis were reported in about 14 months
Half of drugs purchased online are fake or counterfeit
Too much or too little medication could be administered
Risk is dose-dependent for simvastatin and atorvastatin
Clinical trial shows increased risk of hospitalizations due to heart failure
Serious, potentially fatal allergic reactions can occur
Authors test labeled IV medication bags
Product is incompatible with certain closed-system transfer devices, adapters, and syringes

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