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NEWS: Two Eczema Drugs May Cause Cancer

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posted on Mar, 11 2005 @ 05:13 PM
After Vioxx was recalled the FDA has been more careful about the drugs they approve and what kind of warnings are to be on the product. Today the FDA ordered that the most strict warning be placed on two skin care products, Protopic and Elidel. The FDA says that the products may cause cancer or increase the risk of cancer in people who use it. The FDA has gotten the drug companies to investigate to see if the products really do raise the risk of cancer or not.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered that "black box" warnings be placed on two popular drugs used to treat the skin condition eczema. The black box warning is the strongest type of warning that can be placed on medication. The FDA says that Protopic and Elidel may increase the risk of cancer.

The medications are usually applied topically through a cream. A recent study on animals revealed the increased cancer risk while approximately two dozen human cases of cancer have been discovered that may be linked with the drugs.

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Wow, dry itchy skin or cancer? Watching tv you see commercials for products that are suppose to cure or help what ails you, but the side affects always seem worse then what you have. Depression pills have been linked to cause of murder, while stomach medicine has been linked to causing ulcers and other medical conditions.

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