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    Same Name, Different Drug

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    Health officials are sounding an alarm about a new wrinkle in the drug name game. You've been warned about possible mix-ups from drugs sold in the US with similar sounding names. Now, officials are warning that the exact names used for specific medications in this country are being used for completely different types of drugs overseas! For example, Flomax is a prostate drug here in the states, but it's a pain medication in Italy. Norpramin: an antidepressant in the US, but an ulcer drug in Spain. Officials are concerned about potentially dangerous, even deadly, mix-ups as people travel abroad or turn to online overseas pharmacies for prescriptions.