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  1. Anemia Drugs Change Black Box Warning

    The FDA has approved revisions to a "black box" warning for the anemia drugs Procrit, Aranesp, and Epogen; changes expand previous warnings.

  2. Stay-Awake Drug Provigil: New Warnings

    The prescription stay-awake drug Provigil will get new warnings about life-threatening rash, other serious hypersensitivity reactions, and psychiatric symptoms.

  3. FDA OKs Voltaren Gel for Osteoarthritis

    The FDA has approved Voltaren Gel, the first prescription skin gel to treat osteoarthritis joint pain.

  4. FDA OKs Meningitis Vaccine for Kids 2-10

    The FDA has expanded the age range for Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, to include children aged 2-10.

  5. ED Drugs Get Hearing Loss Warning

    The erectile dysfunction drugs Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra and the pulmonary artery hypertension drug Revatio will get a new label warning of the potential risk of sudden hearing loss.

  6. Sales of Inhaled Insulin Exubera Halted

    The drug company Pfizer says it will stop selling its inhaled insulin product Exubera because the drug didn't catch on with patient and doctors.

  7. Breast Cancer Chemo Drug Ixempra OK'd

    The FDA has approved a new breast cancer chemotherapy drug called Ixempra for use in treating advanced breast cancer.

  8. Diabetes Drug Byetta: Pancreas Risk?

    The FDA has gotten 30 reports of a potentially deadly pancreas problem in patients taking the type 2 diabetes drug Byetta.

  9. FDA OKs New HIV Drug Isentress

    The FDA has approved Isentress, the first in a new class of HIV drugs, for use with other HIV drugs.

  10. FDA Eyeing Unapproved Cough Suppressants

    The FDA plans to crack down on unapproved prescription drugs containing hydrocodone, including some 200 cough suppressants.

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