Merck expands Januvia label

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In a sort of good news/bad news move, the FDA is allowing Merck to expand marketing of the diabetes drug Januvia--but it's also expanding the warnings on Januvia's label.

Now, Merck can sell the drug for use in combo with other diabetes meds, rather than as a supplement to diet and exercise alone. The new label will highlight warnings of hypersensitivity reactions, including the rare-but-deadly Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

- take a look at Merck's release
- read the report from the Houston Chronicle

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