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    1. New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

      New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

    2. Codeine in Children Linked to Serious Side Effects

      The FDA has again drawn attention to the risk for fatal and life-threatening side effects from codeine use in young children who took the drug for pain relief after having their tonsils and/or adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea.

    3. Health Highlights: Feb.1, 2013

      Triaminic, Theraflu Cough/Cold Syrups Recalled Due to Safety Cap Problems No Financial Help for Millions Unable to Afford Employer's Health Plan Hartz Mountain Jerky Dog Treats Recalled

    4. FDA Panel Wants More Restrictions on Hydrocodone

      It may become more difficult to get prescriptions for drugs containing hydrocodone combined with other pain relievers.

    5. FDA OKs First OTC Remedy for Overactive Bladder

      The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older.

    6. FDA Approves Skin Patch for Migraines

      The FDA has approved the Zecuity (sumatriptan) skin patch system for treatment of adults who have migraine with or without aura. The single-use, battery-powered patch offers relief of migraine-related nausea as well as migraine headache pain.

    7. FDA Requires Lower Dosage for Popular Sleep Drugs

      The FDA is requiring manufacturers of certain popular sleep medications such as Ambien and Zolpimist to cut current recommended doses in half for women.

    8. FDA Approves New Blood Thinner Eliquis

      The FDA has approved the blood thinner Eliquis to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.

    9. Recall of More Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen Tablets

      More lots of the combination painkiller hydrocodone-acetaminophen are being recalled by Mylan Institutional. The new alert follows a nationwide recall of 101 lots of the drugs issued by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals that occurred earlier this month.

    10. FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants

      Children as young as 2 weeks old may now be treated for the flu with Tamiflu.

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