Butterbur Side Effects. For hundreds of years, long before the pharmaceutical industry became the global behemoth that it is today, people turned to herbal medicine for healing.
The use of plants and plant products is common in the folk medicine traditions of all cultures. In fact, many licensed drugs used today have their origins in some of these herbal traditions.
Lap Band Side Effects, Misleading Ads, and Other Stuff: The United States Food and Drug Administration has asked eight California surgical centers to correct their “misleading” ads for the Lap-Band weight-loss device, the agency announced on Dec. 13.
The FDA said it sent letters to the eight surgical clinics, warning them that their advertising for the Lap-Band failed to provide required risk information, including warnings, precautions, possible side effects and contraindications.
Ursodiol Side Effects. A drug used to treat some types of liver disease can cause serious side effects in some patients, makers of the medication said on Dec. 5 in a joint advisory with Health Canada.
A clinical study found ursodiol or ursodeoxycholic acid, used to treat patients with the liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangiti, to have serious adverse reactions in patients who were given twice the recommended dose.