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Tamoxifen may increase risk of uterine sarcoma

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.7/a (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:7
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The US Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning on the drug tamoxifen, advising doctors that it may cause an aggressive cancer of the uterus.

    The labelling of tamoxifen will be changed to add a “black box” warning about the newly identified risk of uterine sarcoma, the drug agency said. Black boxes are used to draw attention to problems that are serious and potentially life …

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