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First Cardiac MRI Contrast Agent Approved

]]>(MedPage Today) -- FDA approved gadobutrol (Gadavist) as the first contrast agent for cardiac MRI, manufacturer Bayer announced. The gadolinium-based injection is indicated to assess myocardial perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement in adults...

FDA: Beware of Faulty Platelet Counts From B-C Analyzers

]]>(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The FDA alerted hospitals and clinical labs Thursday that a Class I recall has been declared for certain Beckman Coulter blood analyzers because they may provide inaccurate platelet counts. "[W]e are urging health...

FDA Loosens Alcohol Warning for Addyi

]]>(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Drinking alcohol with the female libido booster flibanserin (Addyi) appears somewhat less dangerous than initially thought and the FDA has ordered a label change to reflect the new data -- over the manufacturer...

FDA Issues 'Clean' List for Sartan Drugs

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Among a flurry of press releases from the FDA in Scott Gottlieb's last days as its commissioner, the agency released a list of 40 angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) free from potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities...

Another Day, Another ARB, Another Contaminant

]]>(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The problem of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) contaminated with nitrosamines grew a little bigger Friday, with a recall involving a different contaminant from the one responsible for previous warnings....