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3 Ranitidine Alternatives for Treating Acid Reflux

by Staff Blogger | March 10th, 2020

Acid reflux is an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous condition that can result from too much acid in the stomach and a faulty sphincter in the lower end of the esophagus allowing that acid to rise. Acid reflux is very common and affects millions of Americans. Because of its commonplace nature, there are many medications designed

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Diabetes Drug Latest to Contain High Levels of Potential Carcinogen

by Staff Blogger | March 3rd, 2020

A type 2 diabetes drug called metformin is the latest medication that was discovered to contain high levels of NDMA, a contaminant that’s a potential carcinogen. The substance was also found in multiple types of valsartan, a blood pressure medication, and both name brand and generic versions of Zantac, also known as ranitidine. A test

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Did You Know That Many Major Drugs Have Been Recalled Over the Years?

by Staff Blogger | February 26th, 2020

During the past couple of years, two major drug recalls have been announced. First, there was Losartan blood pressure medications that contained small amounts of a cancer-causing impurity. The recall began in early January 2019 and was expanded to include several more lots of blood pressure medications. Then, a mass recall began of Zantac (ranitidine)

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FDA Requests Recall of Weight Loss Drug Due to Cancer Risks

by Staff Blogger | February 19th, 2020

On Feb. 13, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Eisai Inc., the manufacturer of weight loss medications Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin), pull the products from the market. The recall is in response to data from a safety clinical trial indicating that patients who take the medications may be at an

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