FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: September 2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued safety alerts about a number of products, including

  • recalled birth control pills because of a packaging error
  • an antipsychotic drug that can cause serious allergic reactions
  • a drug infusion pump with battery problems
  • an osteoporosis drug with a risk of severe kidney problems

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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.

Learn more about these safety alerts and what to do if you've used one of the products described here.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm274455.htm

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