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Yet another round of blood pressure meds hit with recall over cancer risk

March 4th, 2019

Yet another blood pressure medication manufacturer is announcing a massive recall of its products due to potentially cancer-causing impurities. This time around it’s Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited which is recalling over 100 lots of tablets that might help your blood pressure but then give you cancer instead. The recall covers two types of hypertension-treating tablets including …

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FDA may start enforcing vaccine laws in states with lax regulations

February 22nd, 2019

As parts of the United States continue to deal with outbreaks of the easily preventable measles virus in children and adolescents who were never vaccinated, the federal government is taking notice. As CNN reports, the FDA is keeping a very close eye on states with lax vaccine laws, and is considering some pretty drastic measures …

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Yet another blood pressure medication has been recalled over cancer-causing impurity

January 22nd, 2019

Last year, the FDA announced a whole bunch of recalls related to blood pressure medication over fears that an impurity created during the manufacturing process could lead to cancer. The compound in question was found in dozens of prescription medications that contained the active ingredient valsartan, prompting several distributors and manufacturers to issue voluntary recalls …

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FDA research monkeys retired and will live out their lives in Florida

December 4th, 2018

When U.S. citizens retire, they are required by law to consider moving to Florida. Okay, so it’s not an actual requirement, but plenty of retirees decide that they deserve the warm weather and ample sunshine that Florida offers and make the move. Apparently that luxury isn’t reserved for just humans though, as a whole crew …

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Blood pressure drug recalled because it might give you cancer

November 2nd, 2018

If you’re taking a medication to help regulate your blood pressure, you’re obviously at least mildly interested in maintaining good health, so it’s one heck of a sad coincidence that a whole bunch of blood pressure pills are now being recalled because they might actually give you cancer instead. Yikes. The medication in question is …

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Blood pressure medication recalled because it gives you cancer instead

August 14th, 2018

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another. An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over …