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Cancer

Which Metformin is OK and Which is on the FDA’s Problem List?

The FDA admits that several metformin diabetes formulations are contaminated with a probable carcinogen. Which metformin is OK? How would you know?

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Drug Side Effects

Looking for a Reliable Generic Medication

You can arm-wrestle your mail-order pharmacy to get pills from your preferred manufacturer. Or ask the pharmacy that checks for reliable generic medication.

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Diabetes

ALERT | Metformin Carcinogen Contamination Confirmed!

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?

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Drug Side Effects

Did Price Fixing by Generic Drug Companies Cheat You?

When you think of price fixing, what comes to mind? Construction, banking, transporation? What about generic drug prices? That scandal has our attention!

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Drug Side Effects

Could Coronavirus Drug Shortages Make It Hard to Get Your Rx?

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?

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Drug Side Effects

Quality Problems Prompt FDA Recall of Tetracycline

Have you heard about the FDA recall of tetracycline made by Avet Pharmaceuticals? The capsules fail to dissolve as they should.

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Drug Side Effects

How Can People Afford Brand Name Medicines?

Millions of people have lost their jobs and their health insurance. Some can't tolerate generic drugs. But how can they afford brand name medicines?

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Drug Side Effects

Was Your Medicine Transported Under FDA Guidelines?

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?

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Cancer

Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

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Drug Side Effects

Several Metformin Diabetes Drugs Contaminated with Nitrosamine

An independent pharmacy, Valisure, has alerted the FDA that several metformin diabetes drugs contain the carcinogen NDMA. What will the agency do?

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Drug Side Effects

Can You Prepare for Drug Shortages Resulting from the Coronavirus?

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.

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COVID-19 Forces FDA to Stop Inspections in China

Quarantines related to the COVID-19 epidemic make it impossible for the FDA to conduct drug manufacturer inspections in China.

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Drug Side Effects

Why Won’t Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions with Authorized Generic Drugs?

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.

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Depression

Wellbutrin XL Antidepressant Is Affordable in Canada

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.

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Drug Side Effects

Importing Medicine from Canada Is Illegal but Is It Risky?

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.

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Drug Side Effects

Generic Antibiotic Doxycycline Did Not Work!

Do you trust generic drugs? Should you? What about a generic antibiotic like DOXY? If an antibiotic doesn't work, lives could be in jeopardy.

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Drug Side Effects

Breaking Health News | Metformin and Nitrosamines!

Some countries are recalling the popular diabetes drug metformin. That's because of concerns about metformin and nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are nasty!

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Diabetes

FDA Embraces Generic Drugs from India Despite Quality Problems

The nitrosamine controversy continues. Now add the diabetes drug metformin to a list of potential problem pills. How reliable are generic drugs from India?

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Drug Side Effects

Pharmacists Are Worried About Foreign Drug Problems

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?

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Drug Side Effects

Why Buy Brand Name Drugs from Canada?

Many people worry about generic drug quality. An FDA executive raised concerns about foreign manufacturing. Can you really buy brand name drugs from Canada?