Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 201210/04/12
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Generic Antidepressant Pulled From Market
A generic version of the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin is
being taken off the market after a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration analysis showed that it does not work properly.
FDA tests found that the generic drug Budeprion XL 300 released
its key ingredient into the blood faster than the brand name drug.
The FDA told Teva Pharmaceuticals to withdraw its generic drug, the
In 2008, the FDA issued an update that said Budeprion XL 300 and
Wellbutrin were essentially the same. That review was conducted
after hundreds of patients complained that the generic drug was
ineffective or caused side effects such as anxiety, insomnia and
The FDA's own study of the generic and brand name drug was
completed in August, the
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