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  1. Epilepsy Drugs Get Suicide Risk Warning

    The FDA today announced that it will require makers of epilepsy drugs to add a warning about increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors to the products' prescribing information or labeling.

  2. FDA OKs New Cholesterol Drug Trilipix

    The FDA has approved a new drug called Triplix for use along with diet to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, lower triglycerides, and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol, according to Abbott, the drug company that makes Trillipix.

  3. FDA Panel Urges Restrictions on 2 Asthma Drugs

    An expert panel said Thursday that the benefits of two inhaler drugs, Serevent and Foradil, are not worth the risks and should no longer be used by themselves to treat asthma.

  4. Black Box Warning for Bowel Prep Drugs

    The prescription oral sodium phosphate drugs Visicol and OsmoPrep will get a "black box" warning about the risk of kidney injury.

  5. FDA Panel Ayes Eyelash-Boosting Drug

    An FDA advisory panel today recommended the use of the glaucoma drug Lumigan to promote longer, thicker, darker eyelashes.

  6. New Gout Drug Gets FDA Panel Nod

    Uloric should be the first new gout drug to be approved in over 40 years, an FDA expert panel recommends.

  7. Diabetes Alert: Insulin Syringes Recalled

    People with diabetes who use ReliOn insulin syringes should check their syringe package due to an important recall.

  8. Deaths Heighten Arthritis Drugs Warning

    The TNF blockers Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade will get stronger warnings about fungal infections, including one called histoplasmosis.

  9. FDA Notes 2 Byetta Deaths

    The FDA said it plans to strengthen warnings about life-threatening pancreas problems linked to the type 2 diabetes drug Byetta after getting two reports of deaths and four other hospitalizations in Byetta users.

  10. Revamped Flu Vaccines Approved by FDA

    The FDA has approved six flu vaccines for the 2008-2009 flu season, having altered all three strains in each flu vaccine after a mismatch last season.

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