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Companies Must Stop Marketing Suppository Products Containing Trimethobenzamide

FDA announced that companies must stop manufacturing and distributing unapproved suppository drug products containing trimethobenzamide hydrochloride.

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Generic Cholesterol Drugs Vital To Helping Consumers, Nation Lower Health-Care Costs

As the maker of Lipitor reportedly urges doctors to carefully consider prescribing generics to lower cholesterol, Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs reminds consumers that generic statins are as effective as high-priced brands for most people who need a statin drug, and can help consumers save more than $1,000 a year.

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Novartis Suspends US Marketing and Sales of Zelnorm in Response to Request from FDA

Novartis is complying with a request from the FDA to suspend US marketing and sales of Zelnorm(R) (tegaserod maleate), a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

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FDA Launches Web Page Warning Against Buying Accutane and Its Generic Versions Online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a special Web page to warn consumers about the dangers of buying isotretinoin (Accutane) online.

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RxHub and EHNAC Announce First ePrescribing Network Accreditation

RxHub(R), the largest national patient health information network providing clinical decision support information to the ePrescribing industry, and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announces the first ePrescribing network accreditation by EHNAC.

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