While You Were Sleeping

In case you missed it while you were sleeping, the FDA has required that manufacturers of zolpidem-containing sleeping pills to lower their recommended doses. In a recent study, it was revealed that some patients exhibited high serum levels of zolpidem, which impairs their ability to perform activities that require alertness and can lead to falls […]

Diarrhea Caused by Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, is a form of bacteria that infects the intestinal tract. Symptoms of those infected with C. difficile range from diarrhea to inflammation of the colon, which can be fatal. C. difficile is most common among long-term care residents and elderly patients residing in the hospital. In 2011, the FDA approved […]