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Zantac and some OTC meds found to contain suspected carcinogen first discovered in blood pressure drugs

The saga of potentially dangerous impurities in the U.S. drug supply continues. A suspected cancer-causing impurity that has been found in some blood pressure medicines has now shown up in Sanofi’s Zantac and some over-the-counter heartburn drugs.  At this point, the FDA says that while N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been discovered in these ranitidine medicines like… Read More »

NimbleRx touts itself as first delivery service designed for independent and local pharmacies

A new company, NimbleRx, has announced itself as the first service focused on empowering independent pharmacies to offer on-demand delivery Nimble’s online and in-app platform provides pharmacy customers with a simplified fulfillment and delivery solution from these local businesses. The company is already working with 600 pharmacies around the country, including chain, independent and specialty… Read More »

First Edition: August 30, 2019

NOTE TO READERS: KHN’s First Edition will not be published Sept. 2. Look for it again in your inbox Sept 3. Kaiser Health News: They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More From a planning perspective, Wolfgang Balzer is the perfect health care consumer. Balzer, an engineer, knew for… Read More »

Trump administration proposes first rule on health-care cost transparency – Washington Post

The Trump administration proposed a rule Monday that would require hospitals to post online the health-care prices they have negotiated with insurers, about a month after President Trump signed an executive order aiming to give Americans more information about the cost of health services. Health insurers and providers have fiercely opposed having to publicly reveal… Read More »

First European Cricket League set for huge global audience

England’s last-gasp win provided an incredible climax to the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the excitement is mounting as a new event is set to make a similar global impact when the European Cricket League (ECL) commences today in Spain. Billed as cricket’s equivalent to football’s showpiece UEFA Champions League competition, ECL19 will be held… Read More »