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FDA Prioritizes Vinpocetine Decison After Animal Study Shows 'Developmental Toxicity'

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Agency announces plan in statement by two deputy commissioners warning consumers about safety concerns regarding the semi-synthetic derivative of vincamine, "specifically concerns about the use of this ingredient by women of childbearing age." Recent findings by NIH National Toxicology Program's study with rats and rabbits indicate "vinpocetine may cause a miscarriage or harm fetal development," FDA says.

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