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    1. FDA Probes 4 Heparin Deaths

      The FDA today announced that Baxter Healthcare has temporarily stopped making multiple-dose vials of the injectable blood-thinning drug heparin due to recent reports of four deaths and other serious reactions.

    2. FDA Checks Reports of Botox Risks

      The FDA says it's investigating reports of serious adverse events including death and respiratory failure linked with Botox, Botox Cosmetic, and Myobloc.

    3. Suicide Warning for Antismoking Drug

      Federal officials warn that the antismoking drug Chantix may be linked to suicides in some patients.

    4. Stronger Warning for Birth Control Patch

      The FDA has strengthened its warning on the risk of serious blood clots in women using the Ortho Evra birth control skin patch.

    5. FDA: No Cold, Cough Medicines for Babies

      WebMD brings baby cold medicine safety information from the FDA including which cough and cold medications are not safe for infant and children under 2.

    6. FDA OKs Tysabri for Crohn's Disease

      The FDA has approved the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri for the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn's disease.

    7. FDA OKs Once-Daily Cialis

      The FDA has approved a daily low dose of the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Cialis for men who plan more frequent sex.

    8. FDA Eyes Anemia Drugs' Cancer Risk Again

      The FDA is reviewing two more studies on cancer risks from ESA anemia drugs; the drug labels already bear a "black box" cancer warning.

    9. FDA Warns Again on Fentanyl Patches

      Deaths and life-threatening events have spurred the FDA to issue its second warning about misuse of the painkiller fentanyl skin patches

    10. Spermicide Nonoxynol-9 Gets FDA Warning

      The FDA has ordered gels and foams containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn that the products don't protect against HIV or other STDs.

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