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FDA Recommends Low Zolpidem Doses to Prevent Morning Effects

News 2012 Archives

FDA removes ondansetron 32 mg products from the US market

BeSafeRx initiative educates consumers about buying medicines online

Pertussis vaccine recommendations for pregnant women

FDA warns of risks to children from drops/sprays

Chocolate consumption may improve cognitive function

Topical pain relievers suspected to cause burns

Addition of another concentration of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants

Two new medications approved for weight reduction

Flu Vaccines: 2012 -2013 Influenza vaccines announced


News 2011 Archives

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Prescription Acetaminophen Products to be Limited to 325 mg Per Dosage Unit; Boxed Warning Will Highlight Potential for Severe Liver Failure

McNeil Consumer Healthcare announces plans for new dosing instructions for Tylenol products

Chantix (varenicline) may increase the risk of certain cardiovascular adverse events in patients with cardiovascular disease

Mislabeled Bottle Prompts Warfarin Recall

Unapproved emergency birth control medicine possibly in U.S. distribution may be ineffective and unsafe

McNeil Consumer Healthcare announces voluntary recall of 1 product lot of Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets


News 2010 Archives

Mylanta and ALternaGEL Liquid Products Recall

Propoxyphene Withdrawn from U.S. Market

Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets 50 Count: Recall

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-the-Counter Infants’ and Children’s Products

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Spasticity in Flexor Muscles of the Elbow, Wrist and Fingers

FDA Approves Name Change for Heartburn Drug Kapidex

Diabetes drug stinks, doctors find

US Panel ups age for routine breast cancer screening from 40 to 50

Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit): Counterfeit Product

FDA adds heart attack warning to sibutramine (Meridia®) label


News 2009 Archive

FDA Requests Labeling Change for Asthma Medications

Loss of Sense of Smell with Intranasal Cold Remedies Containing Zinc

FDA report urges strong acetaminophen warning

OTC Prevacid 24 Hour approved

FDA Expands Access to Plan B Pill to 17-Year-Olds

Pain drugs to carry more prominent U.S. warnings

Swine Influenza (Flu) - update

Swine Influenza and Severe Cases of Respiratory Illness in Mexico

ETHEX Corporation issues voluntary nationwide recall of prescription prenatal and iron..

FDA Issues Update to Safety Review on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

National Transition from CFC to HFA Propelled Albuterol Inhalers

Interim Antiviral Guidance for 2008-2009


News 2008 Archive

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., and an Import Alert for Drugs from Two Ranbaxy Plants in India Actions affect over 30 different generic drugs; cites serious manufacturing deficiencies

FDA reevaluating pediatric cough and cold remedies

Screening Sunscreens

FDA Requests Boxed Warnings on Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs

Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak from Tomatoes

Fentanyl Patch Recall


News 2007 Archive

FDA Advisory Panel Supports Stronger Warnings for Flu Medications

Common Myths About Influenza (Flu) and the Flu Shot

Drug Information Group-Now the Medicaid Prior Approval Unit for State of Illinois

Recall of Infant Cold Medicines