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Coronavirus Drugs

This common diabetes drug might prevent COVID-19 deaths

January 27th, 2021

Researchers from the University of Alabama discovered that a common diabetes drug could significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 death. The scientists do not know how the metformin helps the body fight the novel coronavirus infection but speculate it’s not the drug’s antidiabetic properties at play. The researchers say that it might be metformin’s anti-inflammatory …

metformin recall

If you take this common medicine, contact your doctor immediately

January 26th, 2021

Several popular medications have come under fire in recent years due to the presence of probably human carcinogens. The latest recall affects metformin tablets produced by Nostrum Laboratories of Kansas City. If you take this medication, you will need to arrange for a replacement promptly, but don’t stop taking the medication abruptly before talking with …

metformin recall

Harmful carcinogen found in popular diabetes med sparks recall

January 5th, 2021

A popular generic medication used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes is being recalled by the manufacturer. The product may contain elevated levels of a human carcinogen, and the amounts are above an acceptable level. Anyone taking the drug should contact their doctor to arrange for a replacement of their medication before stopping the …

metformin recall

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 …