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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 »

Some Medicines and Driving Don’t Mix

Image Español If you’re taking a medication, is it safe to drive? Most likely, yes. Still, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you to make sure before operating any type of vehicle, whether a car, bus, train, plane, or boat. Although most medications won’t affect your ability to drive, some prescription and over-the-counter… Read More »

Hormone treatment may help prevent miscarriages in some pregnancies

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty By New Scientist staff and Press Association The hormone progesterone may help prevent women from having a second miscarriage, according to a study involving more than 4100 pregnant women. The study tested the hormone as a treatment for women who were experiencing bleeding during early pregnancy. Around half the women were given progesterone as… Read More »