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  • Alert FDA OKs QVAR RediHaler for Asthma in Children Aged 4+ Teva's breath-actuated inhaler for the maintenance treatment of asthma will be available in early 2018 and will replace the older QVAR metered-dose inhaler.
  • FDA Plans to Curb Nicotine Levels in Tobacco The FDA has announced it will pursue lowering the nicotine content in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels as part of an overall plan to protect youth and reduce tobacco-related disease and death.


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