Thursday, May. 28, 2009

Category B

Either well-conducted animal studies show no risk of birth defects, and there are no well-done human studies, or animal studies suggest an increased risk, but human studies do not

Examples: Zofran (antiemetic); amoxicillin (antibiotic)

Fact: When a drug shifts to over-the-counter status, the insert detailing study data is replaced by a generic warning

See the most common hospital mishaps.