Tag Archives: Medication

Blood pressure medication recall: What you need to know

Over the past year, the Food and Drug Administration has recalled multiple blood pressure medications after discovering a potentially cancer-causing contaminant in some batches. It’s believed they became contaminated during the manufacturing process. The recalled medications include specific “lots” of losartan, irbesartan, valsartran and combination drugs with valsartran. The investigation is ongoing and the FDA… Read More »

Is Your Heartburn Medication Putting You At Higher Risk For A Hip Fracture?

According to new data from a recent meta-analysis, persons taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at an elevated risk of sustaining a hip fracture.  The elevated risk, however, was not found among those taking H2-receptor antagonists (H2RA). 3-D schematic of the hip joint.( Courtesy, Getty images)Getty PPIs and H2RAs are commonly prescribed for… Read More »

Increased Medication Burden for Patients With Both Asthma and Allergies

November 18, 2018 Share this content: When patients have both asthma and allergies, their need for asthma medication increases compared with patients with only asthma. This article is part of Pulmonology Advisor‘s coverage of the ACAAI 2018 meeting, taking place in Seattle, Washington. Our staff will report on medical research related to allergy, asthma, and… Read More »