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    1. Common Childhood Vaccine Recalled

      The drug company Merck is recalling about 1 million doses of its haemophilus influenzae vaccine.

    2. 2 Deaths Spur Bed-Wetting Drug Warning

      The FDA warns that some patients taking the drug desmopressin to treat bed-wetting may be at risk for seizures and death.

    3. Suicidal Thinking Reported With Chantix

      The FDA is investigating reports of suicidal thinking and aggressive and erratic behavior in people taking the quit-smoking drug Chantix.

    4. Avandia Gets New Black-Box Warning

      The FDA did not ban the diabetes drug Avandia, but gave it a "black box" label warning of possible, but unproven, heart-attack/angina risk.

    5. Over-the-Counter Zyrtec-D Approved

      The FDA has approved nonprescription Zyrtec-D, an over-the-counter allergy drug for people age 12 and older.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. FDA OKs Voltaren Gel for Osteoarthritis

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

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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