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2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

Civil rights attorney launches suit charging company with withholding new HIV drug

Benjamin Crump (Scott Olson/Getty Images) A new federal lawsuit has been filed against Gilead Sciences alleging that the pharmaceutical giant of putting profits over people. According to the Jacksonville Free Press, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump believes the company is intentionally withholding a safer HIV drug from hundreds of thousands of patients — particularly those in… Read More »