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New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA

Generic alternative should hit the market soon

(Newser) - Parents of children with serious allergies may soon get some relief when shelling out for a epinephrine auto-injector. The FDA has approved a generic alternative to Mylan Pharmaceuticals' widely used EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., reports CNN . While other name-brand injectors exist, this one, produced by Teva, is the first approved... More »

Generic Viagra Is Coming to the US

It's expected to cut into Pfizer's $1.7B per year Viagra profits

(Newser) - Good news for frugal guys with erection troubles: America will soon be up to its eyeballs in generic Viagra. CBS News reports the FDA approved the first generic version of the impotence drug, known as sildenafil citrate, on Wednesday. Israel's Teva, the world's largest maker of generic drugs,... More »

Makers of Plan B Pill Want It Available to All Ages

Teva says girls 11 to 16 should be able to get it without doctor's order

(Newser) - The makers of Plan B, the morning-after pill now approved for women 17 and older without a doctor's prescription, are pushing to make it as easily available to girls as young as 11. Girls under 17 currently need a prescription to get it, but Teva Pharmaceuticals holds that any female... More »

Drug Linked to Jackson Death Focus of Recall

Feds report about 40 bad reactions from patients around US

(Newser) - Add this to the tangle of drug-related reports surrounding Michael Jackson's death: Some lots of the potent sedative propofol are being recalled because of contamination, reports ProPublica. Vials of the anesthetic were reportedly found in Jackson's house, though the recall has been triggered not by Jackson's case but by bad... More »

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