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January 13. Follow-up to the March 27, 2008, Communication about the Ongoing Safety Review of Montelukast (Singulair). Information

January 8. Follow-up to the January 25, 2008 Early Communication about an Ongoing Data Review for Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (marketed as Vytorin), Ezetimibe (marketed as Zetia), and Simvastatin (marketed as Zocor). Information

•December 31. Celgene issues a Dear Healthcare Professional letter describing a controlled clinical study suggesting that Innohep may increase the risk for death, compared to unfractionated heparin when used to treat elderly patients with renal insufficiency. MedWatch Safety Alert

December 24. FDA approves degarelix for injection for patients with advanced prostate cancer. FDA News

• December 24. ETHEX and FDA notify heathcare professionals of a nationwide recall of a single lot of Hydromorphone HCl 2 mg Tablets due to potential for oversized tablets. MedWatch Safety Information

• December 22. FDA warns consumers about tainted weight loss pills. FDA News



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