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  1. FDA Approves First Drug for HIV Prevention

    The FDA has approved use of the HIV drug Truvada to help people at high risk avoid infection with the AIDS virus. Safe sex and frequent HIV tests are still needed. And Truvada must be taken every day for it to work.

  2. FDA Approves Diet Pill Belviq

    For the first time in more than a decade, the FDA has approved a new drug to help people lose weight.

  3. FDA Delays Decision on Blood Thinner Eliquis

    The FDA has once again delayed a decision on a new blood thinning drug that some are calling a game changer for the prevention of stroke in heart patients.

  4. FDA Rejects New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto

    The FDA has decided -- for now -- against allowing the new blood thinner Xarelto to be used to treat patients with blocked coronary arteries.

  5. FDA Approves Horizant for Post-Shingles Pain

    The FDA has approved a drug currently used for restless leg syndrome to treat a common and painful complication of shingles, according to the medication's manufacturers.

  6. FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

    The FDA has approved several generic versions of the popular blood thinner Plavix (clopidogrel).

  7. New Diet Drug Lorcaserin Wins Vote From FDA Panel

    An FDA advisory committee voted 18-4, with one abstention, that the agency should approve lorcaserin, which would make it the first new prescription weight-loss drug in more than a decade.

  8. FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Stendra

    The FDA has approved Stendra (avanafil) for men with erectile dysfunction (ED).

  9. New Warning for Some Birth Control Pills

    Birth control pills that contain the hormone drospirenone must now carry a warning that they may increase risk for potentially fatal blood clots, according to the FDA.

  10. FDA Approves 'Dry' Nasal Spray for Allergy

    The FDA today approved Qnasl for the treatment of allergy symptoms. Qnasl is a "dry" powdered form of beclomethasone diproprionate. It's intended for patients who dislike "wet" beclomethasone nasal sprays.

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