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2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

‘Beyond exciting’: New peanut allergy drug shows ‘lifesaving’ potential

Ever since a bite-size peanut butter cracker made him sputter and cough and break out in hives when he was a toddler, Carter Grodi has been under doctors’ orders to stay away from peanuts. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels, and turned 15 without ever tasting a… Read More »

Amazon takes first steps to expand PillPack online drug presence

Amazon is slowly expanding efforts to build online retail pharmacy operations in a growing number of states. The online retailer is finally making moves to expand PillPack, which it acquired this past summer, according to analysts at Jefferies, an investment banking firm. Amazon is beginning to seek licenses for PillPack to operate in more states… Read More »