Tag Archives: First

Zantac and some OTC meds found to contain suspected carcinogen first discovered in blood pressure drugs

The saga of potentially dangerous impurities in the U.S. drug supply continues. A suspected cancer-causing impurity that has been found in some blood pressure medicines has now shown up in Sanofi’s Zantac and some over-the-counter heartburn drugs.  At this point, the FDA says that while N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been discovered in these ranitidine medicines like… Read More »

Walmart’s First Healthcare Services ‘Super Center’ Opens

Walmart Health’s first “super center for basic healthcare services” opened Sept. 13, 2019 in Dallas, Georgia. The Walmart Health center puts key services under one roof including primary care, dental, optometry, counseling, labs, X-ray, hearing and Walmart Health Walmart is opening its first 10,000 square-foot “Walmart Health” center that features an array of primary medical… Read More »

Chlamydia vaccine shown to be safe in first ever human trial

By Jessica Hamzelou A new vaccine has been shown to trigger an immune response against the bacteria that cause chlamydiaBIOMEDICAL IMAGING UNIT, SOUTHAMPTON GENERAL HOSPITAL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The first human trial of a new chlamydia vaccine has shown that it is safe and that it triggers an immune response against the bacteria that cause chlamydia.… Read More »