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    1. FDA OKs New Kidney Cancer Drug

      The FDA has approved a new drug called Afinitor to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma after other treatments fail. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer.

    2. FDA Panel Weighs New Diabetes Drugs

      An FDA advisory panel is considering two new drugs, Onglyza (saxagliptin) and liraglutide, to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

    3. FDA Warns Firms Selling Unapproved Drugs

      Nine drug companies selling 14 prescription narcotics are the latest target of the FDA's effort to bring thousands of unapproved drugs under FDA scrutiny.

    4. FDA OKs Asthma Drug for COPD

      The FDA has approved the use of Symbicort pMDI (pressurized metered-dose inhaler), which is used to treat asthma, to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

    5. FDA OKs New Gout Drug Uloric

      The FDA has approved Uloric, the first new gout drug in more than 40 years, according to Uloric's maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

    6. New Drug From Genetically Engineered Goat

      The FDA today approved Atryn, the first drug made from genetically genetically engineered animals.

    7. FDA OKs New GERD Drug Kapidex

      The FDA has approved Kapidex delayed-release capsules as a once-daily treatment for gastoesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and for erosive esophagitis, which is GERD-related damage to the esophagus.

    8. Prenatal Vitamins, Iron Recalled

      Ethex Corp. has extended its generic-drug recall to include prescription prenatal vitamins and iron supplements.

    9. Psoriasis Ointment Gets FDA Approval

      A new topical psoriasis treatment, Vectical ointment, is the first FDA-approved drug to contain calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D3.

    10. FDA: No Suicide Risk From Singulair

      The FDA announced that it sees no sign of an association between the asthma drugs Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo, Zyflo CR and suicide risk.

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