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Toxicology in the News

Welcome to Toxicology in the News. This is a computer generated list of news stories with a toxicological bent. It is derived by scouring online news sources for information related to toxicology. Current sources include The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, among others. The information contained within these stories and links do not reflect the opinion or position of the American College of Medical Toxicology, and are provided as is without editing from the primary source. Comments, questions, requests for new sources, or other suggestions are always welcome. Please email them to . Enjoy!

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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulfate Tablets by Greenstone: Recall - Possible Sub Potent and Super Potent Tablets
The use of this product in patients with uncontrolled diarrhea due to chronic medical conditions may predispose the patient to toxicity from either the diphenoxylate or atropine components. Posted 11/17/2017 ...
Nexterone (amiodarone HCl) 150 mg/100 mL Premixed Injection: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter
Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences. ...
Febuxostat (Brand Name Uloric): Drug Safety Communication - FDA to Evaluate Increased Risk of Heart-related Death
Preliminary safety trial results in over 6,000 patients with gout being evaluated. ...
Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement: FDA Safety Communication - FDA Warns Against Use
Silicone, when injected into areas with many blood vessels, can travel to other parts of the body and block blood vessels in the lungs, heart, or brain. This can result in permanent damage to those tissues and lead to stroke or death. ...
Compounded Glutamine, Arginine, and Carnitine Product for Injection by United Pharmacy: Compounding Risk Alert - FDA Investigates Two Adverse Events
Parenteral drugs, including compounded injectable drugs, with a high pH may lead to skin damage or other unintended health consequences. ...