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FDA announces recall of another heart medicine for possible cancer risk

The recalled lot will have “Westminster Pharmaceuticals” and “GSMS Inc.” on the label, according to the FDA list. Another heart medicine, valsartan, has also been recalled recently due to contamination. Irbesartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB. This is a drug that blocks a potent chemical in the blood called anigiotensin, which causes… Read More »

Big Family, Small Risk of Cancer

Did you grow up in a large family with several siblings? You may remember a lot of chaos, jockeying for your parents’ attention, and complaints about wearing hand-me-downs, but there was probably a lot of love and companionship as well. While that somewhat crowded upbringing might have taught you some questionable life skills—such as eating… Read More »

APM adoption up to 35%, but downside risk still slow to catch on

Dive Brief: Nearly 35% of total healthcare payments in 2017 involved alternative payment models, rising 6 percentage points from a year earlier, according to a report released Monday by the public-private partnership Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network at its 2018 Summit. The percentage of healthcare payments tied to such APMs has increased steadily from just… Read More »