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Tarceva Receives New Warnings from FDA

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Cancer drug Tarceva will have to add new warning labels because of serious side effects associated with the drug manufactured by Genentech and OSI Pharmaceutical, Inc. The side effects include skin problems, eye reactions, and punctures in the digestive tract. According to the FDA, some of the skin problems resemble those associated with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Eye problems include corneal perforations and ulcers.

Tarceva has been approved to treat certain forms of lung and and pancreatic cancer.