Monthly ArchiveFebruary 2019

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to evaluate increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with the gout medicine febuxostat (Uloric)

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of heart-related death with febuxostat (Uloric) compared to another gout medicine called allopurinol. We required the Uloric drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to conduct this safety study when we approved the medicine in 2009. Once we receive the final results from the manufacturer, we will conduct a comprehensive review and will update the public with any new information. …

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Additions/Deletions for Prescription and OTC Drug Product Lists

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The list has been updated through December 2017. …

Americans Tightened Their Belts And It Might Hurt Economic Numbers Important To Trump

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Retail sales fell 1.2 percent in December, the most in nine years. The drop cut into forecasts for economic growth. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption toggle caption David Zalubowski/AP Retail sales fell 1.2 percent in December, the most in nine years. The drop cut into forecasts for economic growth. David Zalubowski/AP

Newly Added Guidance Documents

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Guidance documents represent the FDA’s current thinking on a particular subject. New guidance documents are listed here for three months. …

ICE Detention Beds New Stumbling Block In Efforts To Prevent Another Shutdown

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With some Democrats calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, congressional negotiators want to cap the number of the agency’s detention beds. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images With some Democrats calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, congressional negotiators want to cap the number of

Why Period Activists Think The ‘Drop Of Blood’ Emoji Is A Huge Win

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The red drop of blood (left) was designated as an official emoji to symbolize menstruation, among other things, this year. The design at right, submitted in 2017, was not accepted. Unicode; Plan International UK hide caption toggle caption Unicode; Plan International UK The red drop of blood (left) was designated

Protests Move To Alabama’s State Capitol After Officer Cleared In Shooting Death

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On Thanksgiving night, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer responding to gunfire in the mall. Protesters are angry at a new report that exonerates the officer. (Image credit: Kim Chandler/AP)

Share Your Thoughts On Masculinity

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NPR’s Morning Edition is working on a series of stories surrounding masculinity, and we’d like to hear from you.(Image credit: Katherine Du/NPR)

Schiff On The Latest Developments In The Russia Probe

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NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chair of the House Intelligence Committee, about the continuing investigation on the Hill about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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