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  1. Cough Medicine That Looks Like Candy Gets FDA Warning

    Warning that the prescription cough medicine benzonatate has a “candy-like appearance” that may attract children, the FDA says it is stiffening the drug’s warning label to prevent accidental ingestion, which can and has caused death.

  2. Benadryl and Motrin for Kids Recalled

    Johnson & Johnson says it has ordered a voluntary recall of about 4.8 million packages of children’s medicines due to “insufficiencies” in the manufacturing process.

  3. Osteoporosis Drug Approved for Cancer-Related Bone Pain

    The FDA has approved Xgeva, an osteoporosis drug reformulated to reduce the risk of bone fractures and bone pain in patients with cancer that has spread throughout the body.

  4. Darvon, Darvocet Banned

    The FDA today banned Darvon, Darvocet, and other pills containing propoxyphene -- a safety-plagued opioiod painkiller from the 1950s. New proof of heart side effects finally doomed the drug.

  5. Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy

    The FDA has approved Egrifta, administered by daily injection, for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy -- fat accumulation that is a side effect of AIDS drugs.

  6. FDA Approves Cymbalta for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

    A drug used to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and diabetic neuropathy has been approved by the FDA for a new use -- to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including pain caused by osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain.

  7. Nuedexta Treats Laughing and Crying Outbursts

    The FDA has approved a drug that curbs involuntary and uncontrolled crying and laughing jags that are experienced by patients with some existing neurological disorders.

  8. Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled for Poisoning Risk

    The FDA says some kids who took Hyland Teething Tablets show signs of belladonna poisoning. The pills contain varying amounts of the toxic plant compound.

  9. New Atrial Fibrillation Drug Pradaxa Approved

    The FDA has approved Pradaxa, a new drug to prevent blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation.

  10. No OTC Chelation, FDA Warns

    The FDA says all over-the-counter sales of "chelation" treatments are illegal and has cracked down on eight companies that sell the unapproved treatments online.

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