Public Citizen Sues US FDA To Get Boxed Warning On Dopamine Agonists For Compulsive Behaviors
Consumer group's languishing petition seeks class-wide REMS on risk of impulse control adverse events, such pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping, and binge eating caused by dopamine agonists.
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FDA Denies Petition To Pull Teething From OTC Benzocaine Label, Expects Voluntary Changes By Marketers
FDA denies Public Citizen's petition for rulemaking to remove infant teething as an indication for OTC benzocaine and require a contraindication on labels advising against using gel and liquid products for teething pain. The agency has asked marketers for voluntary label changes and says a rulemaking would be too lengthy, but Public Citizen says a rulemaking started when the problem became known would already be completed.