Blood pressure medicine recall expanded

Blood pressure medicine recall expanded

A blood pressure medicine recall is being expanded after concerns rose over possible contamination with a cancer-causing impurity. The FDA released on its website that Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg to the hospital, retail and consumer level.   This recall of several batches of […]

Cleaveland: Storm clouds grow over clinical medicine

Cleaveland: Storm clouds grow over clinical medicine

Increasing numbers of physicians report symptoms of burnout — a combination of unrelenting, physical and mental fatigue that results from caring for sick and injured people. Symptoms may occur during medical school, residency training or practice. If ignored, burnout can lead to early retirement or dropping out of medical practice for other employment or, in […]

Carlyle in talks to invest $100 million in BDR Pharma

Carlyle in talks to invest $100 million in BDR Pharma

MUMBAI: Private equity firm Carlyle is in talks with promoters of Mumbai-based BDR Pharma to invest $100 million in the drug company, the funding for which is expected to be used in expanding the company’s operations, according to people aware of the development. BDR Pharma which manufactures drugs across therapy areas such as oncology, critical […]

Congo's Ebola outbreak to 'get worse before it gets better'

Congo's Ebola outbreak to 'get worse before it gets better'

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to get worse in the coming days and week despite the swift dispatch of an experimental vaccine to the affected area, according to a top official at the World Health Organization. About 52 people have been infected and death estimates have climbed to 39 […]

Medicine Ball Caravan: August 13, 2018

Medicine Ball Caravan: August 13, 2018

THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN on KRVS (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or krvs.org) gets your week goin’ with the latest from Boz Scaggs, Jon Cleary and Homegrown Reggae. Also: celebrating yesterday’s 50th anniversary of the release of Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills” album along with great numbers from Junior Walker & the […]

GW Pharma Updates on Fiscal Q3 Results & Epidiolex Progress

GW Pharma Updates on Fiscal Q3 Results & Epidiolex Progress

GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), a British biopharma, recently reported its third quarter earnings and progress on its cannabis-based drug for people suffering from epilepsy. Here we use TipRanks data to take a closer look at what Wall Street’s top analysts see in store for this much-hyped pharma over the next 12 months. The biopharma company reported […]

Health professionals: Monitor child's media consumption to prevent video game addiction

Health professionals: Monitor child's media consumption to prevent video game addiction

Health professionals say that parents need to be actively involved in their children’s lives to prevent video game obsession or addiction. Earlier this year the World Health Organization classified compulsive video game consumption as a mental health condition. Symptoms of this condition include withdrawing from society and activities, Administrator of Behavioral Health at Texas Health […]

Fears as bloggers push home births, alternative medicine

Fears as bloggers push home births, alternative medicine

POPULAR mummy bloggers are questioning traditional medicine and pushing alternative health treatments like “natural flu shots” in posts doctors fear are putting babies at risk. One video post promotes a home waterbirth without a midwife or doctor present but with the family dog close by. The video has been slammed by Australia’s leading obstetrician as […]