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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 »

North Carolina folds to provider pressure with insurance plan shifting away from set rates

Dive Brief: North Carolina’s state treasurer announced major state hospital systems will be in-network in the state’s insurance plan for more than 720,000 teachers and state employees, bowing to provider pressure. The state proposed a plan last year that would set reimbursement prices based on Medicare rates, almost double such rates on average. A number… Read More »

Are Walnuts Good For Blood Pressure?

According to a study, one of the benefits of eating walnuts is the lowering of blood pressure in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease when combined with a low saturated fat diet. The randomized, controlled trial looked at the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in individuals’ diets with walnuts. It was revealed… Read More »