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Prescription drugs that treat high blood pressure and other serious medical conditions may be putting patients taking them at risk for developing cancer.

Valsartan is the generic name of an active ingredient in prescription drugs given to patients to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.  It is included in drugs with brand names such as Exforge, Entresto and Diovan.  Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration issued warnings regarding medicine containing valsartan as it found evidence of a very dangerous drug contamination.

FDA Recalls over Valsartan Contamination

One troubling aspect of an impending and much anticipated rare spectacle is putting a spotlight on preventable consumer product injuries that occur far too often in this country.

August 21 is the day for a total solar eclipse that has rightfully experienced much hype.  This eclipse will be the first in almost 40 years in which the moon’s shadow traverses exclusively across the United States.  We in St. Louis and nearby communities will be in or very near the direct path of the eclipse, providing a great viewing experience.

But viewing solar eclipses can be dangerous.  Looking at the sun ...

Defective medical devices can seriously injure patients.  It’s been recently documented that a type of medical device used regularly and repeatedly in hospitals may not receive adequate cleaning, and therefore may pose grave dangers as well.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the federal agency responsible for the safety of medical devices used throughout the country.  When a serious defect in a medical device becomes known, the FDA can issue a recall to minimize the harm.

According to the FDA, a defective medical device recall doesn’t always mean the device is no longer to be ...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, protecting consumers from unsafe food is a "winnable battle" that we're not completely winning.

The CDC reports that contaminated food kills thousands of people in the United States every year, and sickens millions more. It seems, then, that preventing foodborne diseases is an unsurmountable challenge. But the organization thinks otherwise. It put "Food Safety" on its list of "Winnable Battles" - a new report card of sorts on realistic efforts to reduce dangers to public safety.

The CDC outlines several challenges that ...


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