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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, August 23, 2009

FDA Requires Halt of Sale of Ibuprofen Creams

Eight companies were warned by the FDA that they are no longer permitted to sell ibuprofen creams.

Only problem is the Food and Drug Administration never said that was OK. So the agency warned eight companies they're out of line for selling the topical ibuprofen and told them to stop.

One of the companies, Wonder Laboratories (really), got dinged for selling IBU-RELIEF12, a cream containing ibuprofen, Arnica montana (or wolf's bane), and methyl salicylate, the smelly wintergreen stuff in Bengay.

Read more here.

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