FDA Video: Boxed Warning for Exjade

Novartis Oncology has alerted healthcare professionals about a new boxed warning and other safety changes in the labeling for Exjade (deferasirox). Exjade is used to treat transfusional hemosiderosis.

CDC issues statement and recommendations regarding prescription drug misuse

The CDC announced the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that 1 in 5 high school students have ever taken a prescription drug such as OxyContin (oxycodone, from Purdue), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen, from Endo), Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen, from Abbott), Adderall (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product, from Shire), Ritalin (methylphenidate, from Novartis), or Xanax (alprazolam, from Pfizer), without a prescription.