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    1. 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.

    2. Diabetes Alert: Insulin Syringes Recalled

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

    3. Deaths Heighten Arthritis Drugs Warning

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

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. FDA Warning: Cipro May Rupture Tendons

      Federal regulators are ordering new warnings on Cipro and similar antibiotics because of evidence the drugs can cause tendinitis and tendon rupture.

    7. FDA Urged to Toughen Diabetes Drug Tests

      Drug companies should be required to conduct stricter safety tests before marketing new diabetes drugs, expert advisors told the FDA.

    8. FDA OKs Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia

      The FDA has approved Cymbalta, an antidepressant also used to treat anxiety and diabetes-related pain, to treat fibromyalgia.

    9. FDA Checking for Cancer-TNF Drug Link

      FDA: About 30 reports of cancer may be linked to child use of Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, or Cimzia for arthritis, Crohn's, or other diseases.

    10. FDA OKs New Bowel Drug Entereg

      The FDA has approved a new drug called Entereg to speed up recovery of normal bowel function in hospitalized adults who've had part of their large or small bowel surgically removed.

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