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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries sold across the US

November 21st, 2019

A troubling outbreak of hepatitis A has now been linked to blackberries purchased at a grocery chain across 11 U.S. states. An investigation by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration traced the source of the outbreak to Fresh Thyme …

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FDA expands recall of blood pressure meds due to cancer-causing impurity

September 25th, 2019

In the ongoing effort to determine the origins of a potentially cancer-causing impurity discovered in prescription blood pressure medications, the FDA has announced that Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding its own voluntary recall of its popular heart drugs. The company’s Losartan tablets tested positive for elevated levels of N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid, or NMBA, a probable human carcinogen. …

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FDA warns of cancer-causing impurity in popular heartburn drug Zantac

September 17th, 2019

Heartburn, and its even uglier cousin, acid reflux, can leave a person feeling incredibly uncomfortable, which is why drugs meant to treat such conditions are so popular. But, given the choice, most people would likely choose a bit of digestive discomfort over other more serious conditions like, oh I don’t know, cancer. Apparently, that’s a …

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FDA warns that ‘Big Penis’ supplement works a little too well

July 18th, 2019

The FDA is one of the more vital government agencies when it comes to keeping consumers safe from deceptive marketing and dangerous products, but sometimes a product comes along that we can assume is trash even before the FDA weighs in. In any case, the Food and Drug Administration just issued a warning advising everyone …

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E. Coli scare leads to multi-state recall of brownie mix

June 21st, 2019

With the weekend upon us it might seem like a lovely time to make yourself a tasty treat. If you’ve got a box of brownie mix in your pantry — and you happen to live in Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, or South Carolina — you might want to think again. …