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Antihistamine drug withdrawn by manufacturer

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7201.7a (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:7
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Astemizole, an antihistamine that has fallen out of favour with consumers in the wake of warnings about its safety and the emergence of less dangerous alternatives, is being withdrawn from worldwide markets by its manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceutica of Titusville, New Jersey.

    Greg Panico, a spokesman for Janssen Pharmaceutica, which is …

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