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  1. 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.

  2. FDA Approves New Varicose Vein Treatment

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. New Diabetes Drug Victoza Approved

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

  7. MS Drug Ampyra Gets FDA Nod

    The FDA has approved Ampyra (dalfampridine), which improves walking ability in MS patients. Ampyra is taken with other MS drugs and does not keep MS from getting worse.

  8. FDA Warns of Heart Risk for Meridia

    The FDA warns that the weight loss drug Meridia raises heart attack and stroke risk in patients with high blood pressure or heart problems.

  9. Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, St. Joseph Aspirin, Rolaids Recall

    Because of a sickening smell, 60 million of bottles of child and adult Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, aspirin, and Rolaids are being recalled. FDA says J&J McNeil has known of the problem for over a year.

  10. New Arthritis Drug Actemra Approved

    The FDA has approved Actemra for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. The once-monthly hour-long infusion is the first IL-6 inhibitor for arthritis.

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