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Male sexual enhancement drugs recalled

Midwest Wholesale, a Missouri-based company that distributes over-the-counter male sexual enhancement pills, has issued a voluntary recall of several brands because they contain the same effective ingredients found in prescription-only drugs Viagra and Cialis.

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Johnson & Johnson Widens Tylenol Recall to Other Brands

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it was expanding its recall of lots of its pain reliever Tylenol to include such other popular over-the-counter brands such as Benadryl, Motrin, and Rolaids. The company said it was recalling specifics lots of the products because of reports that they smell musty. Some users of the suspect products have also reported developing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. No serious medical reactions have been reported. The latest recall covers certain lots and formulations of the following medications: Junior Strength Motrin IB, Children’s Tylenol Meltaways, Benadryl, Extra Strength Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release, Motrin IB, Regular Strength Tylenol, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, St. Joseph Aspirin, Tylenol Arthritis, and Tylenol PM.

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Industry Years Behind on Testing Approved Drugs

Federal drug officials have long been criticized for failing to force drug makers to complete studies proving that their drugs work as hoped, and Congressional investigators on Monday released yet another report pointing out that some of these studies remain undone many years after being promised. The result is that doctors and patients remain unsure whether some critical medicines used to treat illnesses like cancer and heart disease are actually beneficial.

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FDA Doubts Repros’ Proellex Can Be Safe

Repros Therapeutics said the Food and Drug Administration in a letter doubted whether the company would be able to identify a dosing regimen for Proellex that will be both effective for any of the intended indications and free of an unacceptable risk of serious liver toxicity. Proellex was developed to treat uterine fibroids and endometriosis.

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Barr Laboratories, Inc. issues a voluntary nationwide recall of Dextroamphetamine/Amphetamine 20mg Tablets

Barr Laboratories Inc. is recalling 100-count bottles of 20-milligram tablets of dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate. The tablets are recalled because they could be larger than indicated, leading to super-potent doses. This could result in adverse cardiovascular, neurological, psychiatric and gastrointestinal reactions. The recalled tablets were distributed between June 11 and June 16.

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FDA Slaps Strong Warning on Darvon, Darvocet

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for a boxed warning of overdose risk on packages of Darvon, Darvocet and other painkillers containing the drug propoxyphene — but it will not order their withdrawal from the market. The agency ordered manufacturers to study higher-than-expected fatality rates in propoxyphene overdoses compared with other painkillers — and possible toxic effects on the heart in when consumers exceed recommended doses.

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Video: Don’t Overdo It with Acetaminophen

Over-the-counter pain relievers are effective for treating minor aches and pains. But they’re only safe if you follow the directions. That’s particularly important with acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is generally safe at recommended doses, but if you take more than that, even just a little more, it can cause serious, even fatal liver damage.

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