Tag Archives: Drugs

Heartburn Drugs and Cancer: What Are the Risks?

Valisure: “Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine.” Sandoz Inc.: “Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg and 300mg Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the Product.” Bloomberg: “Carcinogen in Zantac Leads to Another Shipment Halt, Recall.” Health Canada: “Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in… Read More »

No evidence of added benefit for most new drugs entering German healthcare system

More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers in The BMJ today. Beate Wieseler and colleagues at the German health technology assessment agency IQWiG (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) say that international drug development processes and policies are responsible and… Read More »

Alcohol, Drugs, and Supplements

What you put into your body matters. Our bodies are designed to take in things that fuel our energy levels and our physical and emotional health. Putting the right things into them can make us both happier and healthier. All of this is wonderful, but knowing what to ingest and when can be more difficult… Read More »

High price of drugs is biggest issue in prescription adherence, physicians say

A new drug cost survey reveals that over 90 percent of physicians believe they have a role to play in discussing healthcare costs with patients. Unfilled prescriptions remain a problem, with 73 percent of physicians taking the patient’s responsibility for cost into account in making a prescribing decision, according to the survey released by OptimizeRx.… Read More »