Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require this action?

No. Merck made this decision independent of input from the FDA. The FDA agrees with the company that there appears to be significant safety concerns for patients, particularly those taking the drug long-term. The FDA plans to work closely with Merck to coordinate the withdrawal of this product from the U.S. market.

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