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Thyroid medication recalled after failed inspection at Chinese manufacturer

A medication used to treat hypothyroidism has been voluntarily recalled due to quality concerns. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing specific products labeled “Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP),” according to an August 9 release. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones contained in the thyroid tablets. The voluntary national recall alert say… Health and Science

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They thought hemophilia was a ‘lifelong thing.’ They may be wrong.

Scientists are edging closer to defeating a longtime enemy of human health: hemophilia, the inability to form blood clots. After trying for decades to develop a gene therapy to treat this disease, researchers are starting to succeed. In recent experiments, brief intravenous infusions of powerful new treatments have rid patients — for now, at least — of a condition that ...

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Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals. It’s a huge problem for many reasons: It makes it harder for consumers to access the highest-qual… Health and ...

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Trusted health sites spread myths about a deadly pregnancy complication

Preeclampsia, a dangerous form of hypertension that can develop during pregnancy or in the days and weeks after childbirth, is one of the most common causes of maternal death and severe complications in the U.S. The large majority of deaths occur after delivery, often from strokes. But you’d never know it from the incomplete, imprecise, outdated and sometimes misleading information ...

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Cigna's acquisition of Express Scripts get vote of confidence from investor advisor ISS

Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services recommends shareholders approve Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts, days after famed activist investor Carl Icahn called the deal a “folly.” ISS acknowledged potential regulatory and competitive risks to Express Scripts, but said the potential benefits of the $ 54 billion deal outweigh them. The proxy advisor … Health and Science

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CVS nasal spray recall: Sinus relief product may cause deadly infection

A nasal spray sold under the CVS Health brand is being recalled because it may lead to life-threatening infections for certain patients, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Product Quest Manufacturing, maker of the CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, has issued a voluntary recall for the product after discovering what it called a “microbiological contamination.” The ...

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