Tag Archives: Medicine

FDA warns of blood pressure medicine shortage due to recalls – KMTV – 3 News Now

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers , contain valsartan. “Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other types of products may fall into shortage soon,”… Read More »

Google Is Quietly Infiltrating Medicine — But What Rules Will It Play By?

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a powerhouse focused on the… Read More »

Tainted drugs: When medicine makes patients sicker – ABC News

This is a Kaiser Health News story. The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated… Read More »