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  1. Unapproved Qualaquin Use Is Risky

    The FDA has issued a new warning about the use of the malaria drug Qualaquin (quinine sulfate) to prevent or treat nighttime leg cramps, stating that it can cause serious side effects.

  2. PediaCare Children's Drugs Recalled

    Four more child medicines, sold under the PediaCare brand name, have been recalled. They were made in J&J's troubled McNeil plant. No injuries have been reported.

  3. FDA: Alli, Xenical Linked to Rare Liver Injury

    FDA: The labels for the popular weight loss products Alli and Xenical must warn of a very small risk of severe liver injury. Worldwide, there have been 13 cases including two deaths.

  4. New Birth Control Pill Natazia Gets FDA Approval

    The FDA says it has approved a new birth control pill called Natazia that is the first four-phase oral contraceptive to be marketed in the United States.

  5. FDA Approves New Device for Asthma Relief

    The FDA has approved the Alair system, first non-drug, device-based treatment for adults with severe asthma whose medications aren't providing enough relief.

  6. FDA Approves New Varicose Vein Treatment

    The FDA has approved Asclera (polidocanol) for the treatment of small varicose veins.

  7. FDA Warns of Zocor Risk to Muscles

    The FDA warns that higher doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor (simvastatin) carry an increased risk of muscle injury.

  8. FDA Limits Long-Acting Asthma Inhalers

    The FDA says Serevent and Foradil should never be used by asthma patients unless combined with an asthma control drug -- and even then should be used as little as possible.

  9. FDA Warns of Maalox Mix-up Danger

    At least 5 "serious adverse events" occurred in people who took Maalox Total Relief thinking it was Maalox antacid. The FDA warns that the drugs are not interchangeable.

  10. New Diabetes Drug Victoza Approved

    The FDA has approved Victoza, a once-daily injection to treat type 2 diabetes in some adults.

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