The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took the unusual step this week of withdrawing its approval of four medications used to treat high cholesterol, based on studies that show the benefits of the drugs no longer outweighed the risks.
The change will affect drugs containing niacin, also known as vitamin B-3, and/or fenofibric acid, when the medications are combined with statins.
Just weeks after a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after years of using the company’s baby powder products, the second baby powder trial in the Missouri court has started.
This week, the trial began in a lawsuit filed by Gloria Ristesund, a woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for 40 years.
Two popular type-2 diabetes drugs are in the news after the FDA warned this week that patients taking them may face higher risks of heart failure.
The new warning, issued Tuesday, focuses on the DPP-4 inhibitors Onglyza (saxagliptin), sold by AstraZeneca, and Nesina (alogliptin), sold by Takeda. Together, these drugs are prescribed more than 3 million times each year.
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