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    1. FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix

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

    2. 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.

    3. FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Stendra

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

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. FDA OKs Generic Boniva for Bone Loss

      Three generic drugmakers may now sell their own versions of the bone-loss drug Boniva, the FDA has ruled.

    7. Generic Lexapro Approved by FDA

      The FDA approved the first generic version of the popular antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) today.

    8. New Birth Control Pill Recall

      Seven lots of generic birth control pills have been recalled by Glenmark. The pills are packaged backwards. This means women may take the wrong pills on the wrong day, risking unwanted pregnancy.

    9. Infant Tylenol Recalled

      574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division. A faulty interior cap can get pushed down into the bottle, making it hard to use the dosing syringe.

    10. Gene May Be Linked to Frequent Cold Sores

      A new study suggests that some people may have a genetic predisposition to frequent cold sores.

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