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Two kinds of blood pressure medication recalled for possibly too much of a carcinogen


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Guess what the three Democrats blocking lower medication prices have in common?


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Alabama is prosecuting a mom for taking prescribed medication while pregnant


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Prosecutors say boy denied medication at New Mexico compound

Prosecutors say boy denied medication at New Mexico compoundSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged the father and stepmother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico with child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison.



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Mom of 2 dies of the flu after deciding medication was too expensive

Mom of 2 dies of the flu after deciding medication was too expensiveA 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday just days after deciding the medicine she was prescribed to treat the illness was too expensive.



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Mom of 2 dies of the flu after deciding medication was too expensive

Mom of 2 dies of the flu after deciding medication was too expensiveA 38-year-old mother of two died of flu complications on Sunday just days after deciding the medicine she was prescribed to treat the illness was too expensive.



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Metformin May Lower Diabetics’ Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

Metformin, one of the most widely used diabetes drugs, may offer patients the added benefit of lowering their odds for pancreatic Cancer by 60 percent, a new study shows.

But the study had a downside: Other common treatments, including the use of insulin or insulin-releasing medications such as sulfonylureas, seemed to boost diabetics’ risk for the deadly malignancy.

“We have been long interested in the association between diabetes and pancreatic Cancer,” explained study lead author Donghui Li, a professor in the department of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “It’s a very complicated association because pancreatic Cancer can cause diabetes, while on the other hand diabetics have a higher risk for pancreatic Cancer. So it’s been quite controversial, and the question is: What can we do to reduce this risk?”