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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA Intends to Remove Unapproved Drugs From Market

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you use a prescription cough, cold, or allergy relief drug?


Federal regulators aim to take certain unapproved prescription medicines intended to relieve cough, cold, and allergy symptoms off the U.S. market.

These products may be risky to use because they have not been evaluated by FDA to assure that they are safe, effective, and of good quality.

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