News tagged with warning labels

Predicting serious drug side effects before they occur

All medications have side-effects from common aspirin to herbal remedies and from standard anticancer drugs to experimental immunosuppressants. However, predicting important side effects, serious adverse drug reactions, ADRs, ...

Mar 28, 2011
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Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions

The days of the small Surgeon General’s warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and pa ...

Feb 03, 2011
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Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?

Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame ...

Jan 06, 2011
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Do not abandon new cigarette warning labels

Health Canada's cancellation of plans to renew tobacco warning labels on cigarette packages may lead to increased smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses and deaths, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Jo ...

Nov 08, 2010
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