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FDA Warns of Potential of Serious Side Effects with Topical Numbing Agents

By Todd Neale, Staff WriterMedPage Today ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 16 — The FDA has issued a second warning about the potential dangers of using topical anesthetics for relieving pain from medical tests and conditions. The latest advisory was prompted by a report last summer on the results of a randomized trial evaluating the use of lidocaine for the pain and …

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