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New endometriosis drug approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Orilissa (elagolix), the first and only oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist specifically developed for women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain. Orilissa represents the first FDA-approved oral treatment for the management of … Continue reading

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FDA warns against anesthesia for pregnant women, young children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect … Continue reading

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Are you feeding your baby arsenic?

You may be surprised to learn that there is arsenic in rice. The U.S. Food and Drug administration says that rice is not the only food or beverage that contains arsenic. It’s also found in vegetables, fruits, and many other … Continue reading

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Better drug info for pregnant and breast-feeding women

A new labeling system should give women and their doctors clearer information on the risks and benefits of prescription medicines when taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding. In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it “wants pregnant and breast-feeding … Continue reading

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