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Urgent aspirin, ibuprofen, & acetaminophen recall: 400,000 bottles a child safety risk

June 18th, 2022

Aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen are common over-the-counter drugs that most people have around the house. The drugs can relieve pain and reduce fevers, among other things. Additionally, many people use these drugs to treat various other chronic health issues. But buyers should know there are four separate recall actions concerning various brands of aspirin, ibuprofen, …

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These 2 medicines are being pulled from store shelves right now

February 18th, 2022

We regularly report on the announcement of food and product recalls each week, the result of everything from ingredients in the product not included on the label to problems in the manufacturing process. Some of the most important product recalls to know about, meanwhile, include OTC medicines that companies must pull from shelves. As with …

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Drug recall issued because this popular OTC medicine might be contaminated

January 25th, 2022

After the flu drug recall from mid-December, it’s time to watch out for another OTC medication that you might have in your medicine cabinet. It’s called Senna Syrup over-the-counter laxative, and Lohxa issued a recall for a particular lot. The company cited potential microbial contamination as the reason for the recall. You should avoid using …

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A drug for diarrhea can kill aggressive cancer cells

December 24th, 2020

New research suggests that a drug used to slow down an upset digestive tract may actually be useful in the treatment of cancer. The medication, called loperamide, is often used to treat diarrhea, but it can also induce the destruction of certain tumor cells.  Additional research is needed, but the findings could lead to novel …

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If you take this common medication, call your doctor and throw it out

October 8th, 2020

A popular diabetes drug was just recalled because it may contain a cancer-causing agent at higher-than-normal concentrations. Metformin tablets sold under the brand name Time-Cap Inc., are being widely recalled. The FDA has a list of the product codes and other identifying information, so if you have any of these meds at home, contact your …

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus infection may be worsened by a common household drug

March 15th, 2020

France, one of the European countries seeing the biggest surge in novel coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, has taken additional measures to increase social distancing in an effort to curb the rate of COVID-19 infections. Doctors treating coronavirus cases have suggested that using a particular type of anti-inflammatory drug sold without a prescription …