February 2019 Archives

What is an Adverse Drug Event (ADE)?

Millions of Americans depend on medication to prevent a worsening condition, alleviate the symptoms of a disease or simply maintain daily health. Unfortunately, medication errors, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions and overdoses are adverse drug events (ADE) that can lead to illness or death.

FDA warns breast implants linked to rare form of cancer

The AP (2/7, Perrone) reports the Food and Drug Administration issued a letter warning health care professionals "to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease." The AP adds that breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) "usually forms in the scar tissue that forms around implants." FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Caccomo said, "Having everyone informed about this is in the best interest of the patient."

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