November 26, 2014
FDA panel recommends against steroid injection warning
FDA chose not to recommend against a federal warning appearing on labels for steroid injections used for neck and back pain, The New York Times writes. The newspaper writes that injecting steroids can increase the risk an artery would become blocked. The majority of the panel voted that the wording for the label was too broad, and asked if there were any clinical scenarios where the risk of steroid injections outweighed the benefits.