FDA Probes Drugs' Link To Cancer In Children

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it was investigating a possible association between the use of medicines known as tumor necrosis factor blockers and the development of lymphoma and other cancers in children and young adults.

The FDA said approximately 30 reports of cancer in children and young adults taking TNF blockers were submitted to the agency's adverse-event reporting system over a 10-year interval, beginning in 1998 after the approval of the first TNF blocker and extending through April 29, 2008.

The individuals were...
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