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FDA official says ongoing blood pressure drug investigation will probably uncover more tainted pills

Starting in July, separate lots of blood pressure medications from various companies were pulled from pharmacy shelves. They’re known as angiotensin II receptor blockers or ARBs and contain either valsartan, losartan or irbesartan. The reason? These blood pressure drugs contained impurities that pose a cancer risk to users. “The investigation isn’t concluded,” Dr. Janet Woodcock,… Read More »

Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »