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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: April 2010
Date:5/6/2010

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted the public about the following products.

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  • Certain external defibrillators that were recalled because they may malfunction during attempts to rescue people in sudden cardiac arrest

  • A drug used to treat overactive thyroid that now has an added warning about severe liver injury

  • Dietary supplements for sexual enhancement that were recalled because they contain unapproved drugs

  • Eye drops and nasal drops that were recalled because they are potentially non-sterile

These alerts were prompted by reports that FDA received from health care professionals and patients through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

Read more about these safety alerts and what to do if you've used one of the affected products at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm210794.htm

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