Drugs and Supplements

Digestive Disorders
Drugs and Supplements
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Ranitidine (Zantac) recall expanded, many questions remain

As anticipated, recall of the popular heartburn medicine ranitidine (Zantac) has expanded. But we still have more questions than answers. As I mentioned in my original blog post on this topic, the online pharmacy Valisure, which originally alerted the FDA to the issue, found what they called “extremely high levels” of the probable cancer-causing substance […]

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Drugs and Supplements
Headache
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Does Botox reduce the frequency of chronic migraine?

Doesn’t it seem like Botox is showing up everywhere as a medical treatment? Botox is a brand of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), a protein substance originally derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In its original form it was the toxin responsible for botulism, the paralyzing illness often caused by eating contaminated food. BoNT is now used […]

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Diabetes
Drugs and Supplements
Health
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Human insulin may be a lower-cost option for some people with diabetes

Of the estimated 23 million people in the US who have been diagnosed with diabetes, more than 30% take daily insulin injections to control their blood sugar (glucose) levels. Chances are good that someone you know has been startled by the high cost of this medication. The high price of insulin Prices for this essential […]

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Brain and cognitive health
Drugs and Supplements
Health
Memory
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Vitamins and supplements

FDA curbs unfounded memory supplement claims

I must have seen the commercial for Prevagen 50 times. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too: “You might take something for your heart… your joints… your digestion. So why wouldn’t you take something for the most important part of you… your brain? With an ingredient originally found in jellyfish! Healthier brain, better life!” Like many heavily-advertised […]

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