Posts Tagged "Pfizer"

Pfizer Tracking Unvaccinated Children Through Health Insurance

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Vaccines

CHICAGO — If you are a parent who has made the decision not to vaccinate your child Big Pharma knows, according to a postcard sent in by a Next News viewer. In the notice mailed by Pfizer Inc. they indicate that they possess “records that your child may not have received a recommended vaccine.” The postcard reminds the parents to contact their health provider to schedule an appointment. Pfizer also indicates that they’ve paid for the mailing on behalf of “your child’s health plan, health clinic, or health department.” We deduct that if your insurance company or health coverage provider...

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FDA: Pfizer will pull ineffective leukemia drug

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 in Health Optimization

AP Business Writer updated 5:39 p.m. ET June 21, 2010 WASHINGTON – Federal health regulators said Monday that the drugmaker Pfizer has agreed to pull a leukemia drug off the market after a follow-up study showed it failed to slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the drug Mylotarg in 2000 under its accelerated approval program, which grants speedy access to drugs that show early promise. The drug was cleared for patients older than 60 with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia, a bone marrow cancer. But the FDA said a follow-up study was halted last August after...

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Pfizer Recalls IV Drugs that Could Kill Patients

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Friday, June 04, 2010 Pfizer said Thursday it is recalling intravenous drugs with floating matter in them, warning they could potentially kill weakened patients, after U.S. regulators warned about the worries earlier this week. The products — made by Claris Lifesciences and distributed in the U.S. by Pfizer — are the antibiotics metronidazole and ciprofloxacin and a drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and chemotherapy, named ondansetron. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday warned doctors and hospitals not to use them because of worries the floating matter...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. warns Pfizer on overdosed children in study

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:21pm EDTStocks WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators have warned Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) over a series of failures that led to the overdosing of at least 13 children in a clinical trial of its antipsychotic drug Geodon, according to a letter made public on Tuesday. The FDA, in an April 9 warning letter to the world’s largest drugmaker, said Pfizer “failed to ensure proper monitoring of the investigation” for a product. The agency did not name the drug in the public version of the letter, but Pfizer confirmed it related to the use of...

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Reports of serious drug reactions set a record

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

FDA got 21,000 accounts, including 4,800 deaths in first 3 months of 2008The number of serious drug reactions and deaths reported to the government shot up in the first three months of this year to set a new record, a health industry watchdog group said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration received nearly 21,000 reports of serious drug reactions, including more than 4,800 deaths, said an analysis of federal data by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, known as ISMP. Two drugs accounted for a large share of the latest reports. One was heparin, the tainted blood thinner from...

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