Sunday, July 13, 2008

No Blackbox Warnings for Epilepsy Drugs

From various sources comes the news that anti-seizure drugs may allegedly cause increased suicidal tendencies in patients. Even so, it's not enough to result in the FDA imposition of the strongest warning label on them, according to the FDA law week.

A 20 member FDA panel vote unanimously to back findings on a number of antiepileptic drugs studied. Back at the start of 2008, FDA informed there could be a black box warning added after a study of 199 studies comparing the drugs, which are used by millions, to placebos.

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