Just Released: EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce
High potency marijuana strongly linked to psychosis
Sugary Drinks May Increase Cardiovascular Diseases Risk, Study Says
First postpartum depression drug gets FDA nod
Sugary drinks linked with increased risk of death, study shows
Blood stress drug recall expands over third attainable carcinogen
05 March 2019, 10:44 | Silvia Roy
Multiple Drug Companies Recall Blood Pressure Medications Over Cancer Risks East News Altopress
N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid or NMBA was identified by the FDA in a news release announcing a voluntary recall by Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc. after it had detected trace amounts of the impurity in the drugs, though the company was not aware of any adverse effects from the recalled batch.
The impurity in the AurobindoPharma USA products is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is classified as a "probable human carcinogen".
United States health regulators said on Friday a third cancer-causing toxin was found in some blood pressure pills recalled by India's Hetero Labs Ltd a day earlier, adding to a global recall of commonly used drugs to treat hypertension.
Kylie Jenner Is the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever
Jenner is the youngest in her famous, reality TV family, the Kardashians and the first to hit the billion dollar landmark. Jenner has amassed a personal net worth of $1billion through her wildly successful range of make-up, Kylie Cosmetics.
Gottlieb said the agency is "deeply concerned about the presence of a third nitrosamine impurity" in hypertension drugs and is working on "novel and sophisticated testing methods" to detect these impurities. The recalled medication is half of a giant class of medicine referred to as angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs, which work by enjoyable the blood vessels. That said, any presence of such impurities in drug products is not acceptable.
He added: "Our ongoing effort has determined that the impurities may be generated by specific chemical reactions in the manufacturing process of the drug's active pharmaceutical ingredients".
"We are making important strides at understanding how these impurities form and we are continuing to examine if nitrosamine impurities may also arise during the manufacture of other ARB drug products", Gottlieb wrote.
Wrestling star King Kong Bundy dies at 61
At WrestleMania 1, Bundy defeated veteran SD Jones in a match that was reputedly only nine seconds (closer to 23 or 24 seconds). He also became a star for the AWA Superstars of Wrestling promotion, winning it's World Heavyweight Championship.
There are FDA safeguards in place to prevent drug contamination, Maisha Kelly Freeman, a professor and director of Samford University's Center for Healthcare Innovation and Patient Outcomes Research, said this week. However, there's a catch. Other people are getting their prescriptions changed. The company also makes losartan for other Indian drugmakers, including Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd., that has been recalled for containing NDEA.
But patients should speak with their doctor to discuss the recall before they stop taking the drug.
Since then, generic drugmakers such as Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical and Novartis' Sandoz have recalled products containing the tainted ingredients.
Anthem is shutting down PlayStation consoles
Unsurprisingly, many PS4 owners are concerned that a hard crash that forces their console to shutdown could cause lasting damage. The story was met with dozens of similar tellings from others in the thread who have been playing Anthem on PS4.
Algerians Protest 5th Term Run of President Bouteflika
The protests are peaceful on the whole but small clashes have erupted with the police close to the presidential palace. Students gathered in their thousands on Sunday at university faculties, one of them near the Constitutional Council .
Lyft beats Uber to file IPO
Lyft is now valued at $15bn, just seven years after it was founded by technology entrepreneurs John Zimmer and Logan Green. However, losses have widened from $682.8m in 2016 to $688.3m the year after and $911.3m in the last 12 months.