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    1. FDA Checking Heart Risk of Xolair

      The FDA is reviewing a possible link between the asthma drug Xolair and increased risk of heart and cerebrovascular disorders.

    2. Acne Drug Accutane No Longer Sold

      Citing "business reasons" -- declining sales and the cost of defending personal injury lawsuits -- Roche has stopped making Accutane. Generic versions are available.

    3. Overdose Warning for Pain Drug Propoxyphene

      The FDA is ordering stronger warnings about the overdose risk for the pain drug propoxyphene, which is sold generically and as Darvon and Darvocet.

    4. FDA Warning on Stop-Smoking Drugs

      The FDA warns that bizarre behavior -- including suicide -- is linked to the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban. The drugs won't be banned, but will carry warning labels.

    5. Stamina-Rx Supplements Recalled

      Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Norcross, Ga., is recalling all lots of its dietary supplement Stamina-Rx because it contains an unapproved drug, benzamidenafil, which may pose health risks.

    6. FDA: Some Zicam Cold Remedies Are Risky

      The FDA today advised people not to use Zicam intranasal products that contain zinc, due to the risk of anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), which may be long-lasting or permanent.

    7. 4 Asthma Drugs Get New Precaution

      The FDA is asking the makers of Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo, and Zyflo CR to include a precaution on those drugs' labels about reports of behavior or mood changes.

    8. Bacterial Conjunctivitis Drug Besivance Approved

      The FDA has approved a new antibacterial eyedrop called Besivance to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, which is commonly called "pinkeye."

    9. New Use for Active Ingredient of Cialis

      The FDA has OK'd Adcirca to help exercise ability in pulmonary artery hypertension patients; Adcirca is made with the active ingredient in the ED drug Cialis.

    10. FDA OKs Cimzia for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      The FDA has approved the Crohn's disease drug Cimzia to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults, says the drug's maker, UCB.

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