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What’s the Difference Between a Drug Injury and a Side Effect?

by Staff Blogger | June 9th, 2020

When you take a medication, you expect to get better, or at least experience relief from some of your symptoms. But many people can actually end up feeling worse—or develop new complications when taking a medication. How can patients know if they’ve experienced a drug injury or are simply experiencing a common side effect? The

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FDA Asks 5 Diabetes Drug Manufacturers to Recall Their Medications

by Staff Blogger | June 2nd, 2020

NDMA, a cancer-causing contaminant, has been found in more diabetes medications, and now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking five pharmaceutical companies to recall their drugs due to the risks they may pose to consumers. The affected drug is called Metformin, and it’s used to treat type 2 diabetes. Thus far, drug marker

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Thyroid Medication Recalled Due to Incorrect Dosage

by Staff Blogger | May 26th, 2020

On May 22, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an announcement on its website indicating that Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC is recalling 13 lots of NP Thyroid tablets. The lots include pills of 30 mg, 60 mg, and 90 mg varieties, and the recall is due some of the pills containing up to

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What Causes Impurities to End Up in Pharmaceutical Products?

by Staff Blogger | May 19th, 2020

Recently, two common types of medications were involved in major recalls: blood pressure medications and heartburn medications. Both types of drugs were recalled by their manufacturers due to the presence of potential cancer-causing impurities. The thought of impurities being in anything you ingest can be disturbing. We’re hardwired to avoid dirty, stagnate water and food

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