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Side effects from cancer drugs may come years after approval.

Side effects from cancer drugs may come years after approval.

Reuters(12/7, Joelving) reports that serious side effects from cancer drugs can appear years after regulatory approval. Canadian researchers looked at 12 drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and found that five of the drugs had earned a "black box warning." Dr. Ian F. Tannock, an oncologist at the University of Toronto, and leader of the study, said, "Patients need to be informed that with a new agent there may be added risks."

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