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  • FDA urges safety curbs to decrease use of 4 popular asthma drugs, citing lifethreatening risk

    02/18/2010 12:24:00 PM PST · by cajuncow · 19 replies · 715+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-18-10 | Associated Press
    The government is taking steps to curb use of some long-acting asthma drugs used by millions, issuing safety restrictions Thursday to lower a life-threatening risk that asthma could worsen suddenly. The Food and Drug Administration's warnings cover the drugs Advair, Symbicort, Foradil and Serevent. The FDA said they should be used only by asthmatics who can't control their lung disease with other medications _ and even then only for the shortest time possible.
  • Five Drugs Cited as Potential Health Risks

    11/18/2004 5:50:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies · 2,700+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2004 | Diedtra Henderson
    FDA 'Incapable' of Protecting Public, Federal Reviewer Says The Associated Press The American public is "virtually defenseless" if another medication such as Vioxx proves to be unsafe after it is approved for sale, a government drug safety reviewer told a congressional committee Thursday. "I would argue that the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx," said David Graham, who warned that the arthritis drug had been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. He told the Senate Finance Committee that there were at least five other drugs on the market today that...