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The FDA Drug Safety Podcasts are produced by FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). They provide emerging safety information about drugs in conjunction with the release of Drug Safety Communications.    

Latest Drug Safety Podcasts

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FDA warns about rare occurrences of a serious infection of the genital area with SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes
August 29, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about increased risk of cancer relapse with long-term use of azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) antibiotic after donor stem cell transplantAugust 3, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA reinforces safety information about serious low blood sugar levels and mental health side effects with fluoroquinolone antibiotics; requires label changesJuly 10, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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Risk of serious and potentially fatal blood disorder prompts FDA action on oral over-the-counter benzocaine products used for teething and mouth pain and prescription local anestheticsMay 23, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA to evaluate potential risk of neural tube birth defects with HIV medicine dolutegravir (Juluca, Tivicay, Triumeq)May 18, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns of serious immune system reaction with seizure and mental health medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal)April 25, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA review finds additional data supports the potential for increased long-term risks with antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) in patients with heart diseaseFebruary 22, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA adds Boxed Warning to highlight correct dosing of Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for patients with a rare chronic liver diseaseFebruary 1, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA limits packaging for anti-diarrhea medicine Loperamide (Imodium) to encourage safe useJanuary 30, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA requires labeling changes for prescription opioid cough and cold medicines to limit their use to adults 18 years and olderJanuary 11, 2018Listen to This Podcast
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FDA review finds no significant increase in risk of serious asthma outcomes with long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) used in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) December 20, 2017 Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are retained in the body; requires new class warningsDecember 19, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA to evaluate increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with the gout medicine febuxostat (Uloric)November 15, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about serious liver injury with Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for rare chronic liver diseaseSeptember 21, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA urges caution about withholding opioid addiction medications from patients taking benzodiazepines or CNS depressants: careful medication management can reduce risksSeptember 20, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA recommends separating dosing of potassium-lowering drug sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) from all other oral drugsSeptember 6, 2017  Listen to This Podcast
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FDA identifies no harmful effects to date with brain retention of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRIs; review to continue May 22, 2017 Listen to This Podcast
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FDA confirms increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) May 16, 2017 Listen to This Podcast
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FDA approves label changes for use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in young childrenApril 27, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA restricts use of prescription codeine pain and cough medicines and tramadol pain medicines in children; recommends against use in breastfeeding womenApril 20, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about increased risk of serious pancreatitis with irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) in patients without a gallbladderMarch 15, 2017Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about rare but serious allergic reactions with the skin antiseptic chlorhexidine gluconateFebruary 2, 2017  Listen to This Podcast
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FDA revises description of mental health side effects of stop-smoking medicines Chantix and Zyban to reflect clinical trial findingsDecember 16, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA review results in new warnings about using general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant womenDecember 14, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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Updated FDA review concludes that use of pioglitazone may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancerDecember 12, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about the risk of hepatitis B reactivating in some patients treated with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis COctober 4, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about serious risks and death when combining opioid pain or cough medicines with benzodiazepines; requires its strongest warningAugust 31, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA updates warnings for oral and injectable fluoroquinolone antibiotics due to disabling side effectsJuly 26, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA strengthens kidney warnings for diabetes medicines canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR)June 14, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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Update: FDA evaluating the risk of burns and scars with Zecuity (sumatriptan) migraine patchJune 10, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about serious heart problems with high doses of the antidiarrheal medicine loperamide (Imodium), including from abuse and misuseJune 7, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about serious bleeding risk with over-the-counter antacid products containing aspirinJune 6, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA evaluating the risk of burns and scars with Zecuity (sumatriptan) migraine patchJune 2, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns that prescribing of Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral tablets for unapproved uses including skin and nail infections continues; linked to patient deathMay 19, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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Interim clinical trial results find increased risk of leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet); FDA to investigateMay 18, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA advises restricting fluoroquinolone antibiotic use for certain uncomplicated infections; warns about disabling side effects that can occur togetherMay 12, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about rare but serious skin reactions with mental health drug olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv, and Symbyax)May 10, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about new impulse-control problems associated with mental health drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada)May 3, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA approves brand name change for antidepressant drug Brintellix (vortioxetine) to avoid confusion with antiplatelet drug Brilinta (ticagrelor)May 2, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA to review study examining use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) in pregnancyApril 26, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA revises warnings regarding use of the diabetes medicine metformin in certain patients with reduced kidney functionApril 8, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA announced that a safety review has found type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may increase the risk of heart failureApril 5, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA warns about several safety issues with opioid pain medicines; requires label changesMarch 29, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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FDA cautions about dosing errors when switching between different oral formulations of antifungal Noxafil (posaconazole); label changes approvedJanuary 4, 2016Listen to This Podcast
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