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FDA Adds Cancer Warnings To J&J Foot Ulcer Cream

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WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration warned patients Friday that using large amounts of a Johnson & Johnson foot ulcer medication could heighten their risk of dying from cancer.

The FDA added its most serious warning to the company's cream medication Regranex, which is prescribed to treat severe foot and leg ulcers in diabetics. The new boxed warning states that patients who used three or more tubes of Regranex over a 20-month period were five times more likely to die of cancer.

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