The FDA admits that several metformin diabetes formulations are contaminated with a probable carcinogen. Which metformin is OK? How would you know?
Metformin is a key medication in the treatment of diabetes. Tens of millions of people take it daily. How could there be metformin carcinogen contamination?
When you think of price fixing, what comes to mind? Construction, banking, transporation? What about generic drug prices? That scandal has our attention!
80 percent of the active ingredients in our medications come from abroad. As a result, there are coronavirus drug shortages. Will they affect your health?
Have you heard about the FDA recall of tetracycline made by Avet Pharmaceuticals? The capsules fail to dissolve as they should.
How do drugs get from China to India? What about from India to the North America? Does medicine transported from abroad regularly get checked by the FDA?
An independent pharmacy, Valisure, has alerted the FDA that several metformin diabetes drugs contain the carcinogen NDMA. What will the agency do?
Covid-19 has closed factories in some parts of China. Most of our active pharmaceutical ingredients come from that country, so drug shortages may result.
How can you get your pharmacist to fill prescriptions with authorized generic drugs? It's a lot harder than you might think, but worth the effort.
The FDA rarely admits a mistake. But after years of wrangling, we finally got the FDA to admit that a generic Wellbutrin XL antidepressant was a problem.
Do you know how much your medicine actually costs? Not just the copay, but the full retail price? That's why many people try importing medicine from Canada.
Some countries are recalling the popular diabetes drug metformin. That's because of concerns about metformin and nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are nasty!
The nitrosamine controversy continues. Now add the diabetes drug metformin to a list of potential problem pills. How reliable are generic drugs from India?
Most people don't worry about drug shortages until they happen to them. Hospital pharmacists are worried about foreign-made drugs. Should you be concerned?
You won't believe this. There is a nitrosamine drug recall for the BP med losartan. Other countries are recalling ranitidine (Zantac) for heartburn. Why?
When patients have trouble with generic antidepressants, their doctor and pharmacist should act as allies to help them get the medication they need.
In the hunt for migraine relief, some people shop in Canada for a brand name triptan and others try inducing brain freeze.
Some writers have raised serious questions about generic drug quality, but most pharmacists don't seem very interested in the topic. Why not?
It is hard to believe that yet another potential carcinogen has been found contaminating ARBs. The carcinogen DMF was detected in some valsartan BP pills.
The FDA says that generic drugs are equal to brand name medicines. A new book, Bottle of Lies, reveals that generic drug approval and monitoring is flawed!
Lasix (furosemide) is an absolutely essential medication. It treats excess fluid buildup (edema). But we keep hearing about generic furosemide problems.
When investigative journalist Katherine Eban took a close look at medicine manufacturing, she uncovered many frightening problems with generic drugs.
Do you trust the pharmaceutical industry to price medicines fairly, provide quality generic drugs and be honest? What happened this week to undermine trust?