FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: April 2011
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued safety alerts about a number of products, including:
- a pain-relieving gel used for teething, and other mouth irritations, associated with a potentially fatal condition in children
- a dietary supplement with an undisclosed active ingredient that is similar to a treatment for erectile dysfunction
- an ulcer drug that may clog feeding tubes
These and other alerts were prompted by reports FDA received from health care professionals and the public through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.
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