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FDA warns of kidney damage linked to bowel-cleansing agents

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Under new authorities provided by the FDA Amendments Act of 2007, the US FDA has ordered the addition of a "boxed warning" to two phosphate-based bowel cleansing agents used before colonoscopies because they have been linked to acute phosphate nephropathy, a rare but serious type of acute kidney injury.

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