August 3, 2019 at 8:33 am

Teen’s Hallucinations & Death May Be Linked to Adverse Drug Effects

Mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug known to cause severe adverse effects including hallucinations, insomnia, panic attacks, nightmares and suicide, may have precipitated a young British teen’s sudden death.
Guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says: “Mefloquine is associated with potentially serious neuropsychiatric reactions.
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August 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Drug Labels Need Attention

“Labeling can be confusing, vague, misleading, hidden in medical jargon or missing altogether,” said Rachel Brummert, a patient advocate and FDA special employee. “If prescription labeling were consistent, we could avoid many of the problems caused by inconsistent labeling.”
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