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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: June 2011
Date:7/25/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued safety alerts about a number of products, including:

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  • a wart and mole remover that can cause severe skin burns
  • an unapproved drug sold as a "sexual enhancer"
  • a diabetes medicine that carries an increased risk of bladder cancer
  • anti-seizure medicines that can lower a child's IQ when taken by the mother while pregnant

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/ucm263431.htm

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