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    1. Heartburn Drug Prevacid Goes Over the Counter

      The FDA has approved the heartburn drug Prevacid 24 HR for sale without a prescription, according to Novartis, the drug company that makes Prevacid 24HR.

    2. New Diabetes Drug Cycloset Approved

      The FDA has approved a new drug, called Cycloset, to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes, in addition to diet and exercise.

    3. Testosterone Gels Risky to Children

      The FDA is ordering a "black box" warning -- the FDA's sternest warning -- for two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%.

    4. Blood Pressure Pill Exforge HCT Approved

      The FDA has approved Exforge HCT, which combines three blood pressure drugs -- amlodpine, valsartan, and hydrochlorothiazide -- into one pill.

    5. Hydroxycut Recall Due to Liver Injuries

      Fourteen Hydroxycut products -- marketed as fat burners, low-cost diet aids, and energy enhancers -- are being recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer after the FDA received 23 reports of serious liver injuries ranging from jaundice to death.

    6. FDA Approves New Wrinkle Treatment

      The FDA has approved Dysport to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines, making it only the second drug to be approved by the agency as a wrinkle treatment.

    7. FDA Issues New Warnings for Painkillers

      The FDA has implemented new rules requiring stronger and more extensive label warnings about the risk of liver damage and stomach bleeding for people taking common over-the-counter pain relievers.

    8. FDA OKs Simponi for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      The FDA has approved Simponi (golimumab), a monthly treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis.

    9. Americans Fed Up With Food Recalls?

      Peanut and pistachio product recalls are among recent food recalls that have made big news, but research shows that many Americans don’t heed such warnings.

    10. Raptiva Pulled From Market

      Genentech has pulled the psoriasis drug Raptiva from the market because of a link to a fatal brain infection called PML.

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