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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

FDA Responds to Antibiotic Risks

The Washington Post reports on today's news that the FDA has issued an urgent warning concerning the  cipro and other similar antibiotics.  The risk is that a tendon rupture could occur requiring extensive surgery.  Although some tendon injuries occurred without any warning, the FDA advised that if a patient experiences inflammation, the use of such drugs should be discontinued.

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