Tag: FDA

Top Medical News Stories of 2011

1. FDA Calls for Simvastatin Limits The FDA played a role in most of this year’s top news stories, starting with a June 8 recommendation that physicians restrict prescribing high doses of the cholesterol medication simvastatin (Zocor, Merck) because of a risk for muscle damage. The FDA drug safety communication states that physicians should limit using the…

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FDA Says Pharmacies Can Still Compound Generic Makena

Pharmacies can continue to compound generic hydroxyprogesterone caproate for reducing the risk for preterm delivery despite warnings from KV Pharmaceutical — which sells a costly, branded version of the drug — not to do so, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today. On February 3, the FDA approved KV Pharmaceutical’s Makena, an injectable form of hydroxyprogesterone…

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