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  1. Nuedexta Treats Laughing and Crying Outbursts

    The FDA has approved a drug that curbs involuntary and uncontrolled crying and laughing jags that are experienced by patients with some existing neurological disorders.

  2. Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled for Poisoning Risk

    The FDA says some kids who took Hyland Teething Tablets show signs of belladonna poisoning. The pills contain varying amounts of the toxic plant compound.

  3. New Atrial Fibrillation Drug Pradaxa Approved

    The FDA has approved Pradaxa, a new drug to prevent blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation.

  4. 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.

  5. No OTC Chelation, FDA Warns

    The FDA says all over-the-counter sales of "chelation" treatments are illegal and has cracked down on eight companies that sell the unapproved treatments online.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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