Top stories in health and medicine, November 19, 2012

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1. Advair: How Safe Is This Drug? The 2001 product launch of the asthma drug Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) was a lavish, Las Vegas affair.

2. Treatment of RA in Older Patients Questioned. Patients with later-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be receiving less effective treatment than their younger counterparts

3. FDA Probes Deaths, Injuries Tied to Energy Shots. More than a dozen deaths and nearly 80 other adverse events reportedly linked to the 5-Hour Energy caffeinated drink have prompted the FDA to begin an investigation

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