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  1. FDA OKs Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction

    The FDA has approved a drug already used to treat alcohol dependence to help treat patients with addiction to heroin, morphine, and other opioids, including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

  2. FDA: Osteoporosis Drugs May Raise Thigh Fracture Risk

    The bisphosphonate class of osteoporosis drugs -- including Actonel, Atelvia, Boniva, Fosamax, Reclast, and generics -- may riase the risk of thigh-bone fracture, the FDA warns.

  3. FDA Rejects Weight Loss Drug Meridia

    The weight loss drug Meridia is being taken off the market at the FDA's request because of an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

  4. Lipitor Bottles Recalled Due to Unusual Odor

    The drug company Pfizer has recalled 191,000 bottles of the statin drug Lipitor due to an unusual odor from those bottles.

  5. New Morning-After Pill Ella Wins FDA Approval

    The FDA has approved Ella, a new morning-after contraceptive pill effective for up to five days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

  6. FDA Warns Lamictal Can Cause Meningitis

    The FDA warned today that the prescription drug Lamictal, which is used to treat seizures and bipolar disorder, can cause aseptic meningitis.

  7. FDA: Evamist Exposure Risky for Children

    Doctors should advise women who use Evamist spray to prevent children from coming into contact with their medicated skin to avoid possible adverse events such as premature puberty for girls and enlarged breasts for boys, according to the FDA.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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