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FDA Halts Sales Of Some Quinine Drugs


12/13/2006 2:10:25 AM

WASHINGTON - Companies have 60 days to stop selling unapproved prescription drugs made with quinine and dispensed by the millions each year. The new Food and Drug Administration order, released Tuesday, applies to the roughly eight companies that make and sell the drugs, most commonly prescribed to treat leg cramps. It does not affect the single FDA-approved quinine drug sold to treat some types of malaria.

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