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About the FDA's 'black box' warning for prescription drugs

The black-box warning is that big, bold warning seen on the packaging or instruction sheet of drugs like the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) and the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone), both of which are known to cause serious side effects in some patients.

GlaxoSmithKline Chief Says 'Mistakes Were Made'

As Katie Thomas and Michael S. Schmidt report for the New York Times, GSK must pay $3 billion for criminal health care fraud related to illegal promotion of drugs (Paxil and Wellbutrin) and failure to report safety information about another drug (Avandia).

Possibility of Blindness Caused by Taking Actos

Actos is an extremely popular drug used in the treatment of diabetes. But as Anahad O'Connor reports for the New York Times, the largest study of its kind regarding loss of vision indicates that both Actos and Avandia can cause retina swelling.

Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

At the moment, the FDA is warning doctors to weigh the risks of prescribing the diabetes drug Actos for patients who are being treated for bladder cancer or who have a history of bladder cancer, raising a red flag that Actos may be a dangerous drug.

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