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  • Joanna Tierno
    109 supporters

    I owe the good health I enjoy today to antibody replacement therapy (immune globulin) which I've…Read More

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Why this matters

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

As expected its not just one drug that contains impurities. We need to test ALL our medications coming in.

Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen

WebMD
Dec. 5, 2019 -- The FDA has begun testing samples of the diabetes drug metformin for the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the agency announced Wednesday. Contamination with this same substance led to recalls of blood pressure and heartburn medications within the last 2 years. Metformin is generally the first medication prescribed…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

This is my story & why I started this campaign.

There was an ingredient used to make rocket fuel in my medicine and why your medication could be unsafe too | Facebook

It all started one night after eating spicy Indian food at a Christmas party. I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. I literally felt like someone had poured acid down my throat and my insides were all being burned. I would have gone straight to the emergency room the pain was so bad but my husband who is a pharmacist…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

Doctors write more than 15 million prescriptions for the heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac) each year. Countless more patients buy it over…Read More

Heartburn Drugs and Cancer: What Are the Risks?

WebMD
Valisure: “Valisure Citizen Petition on Ranitidine.” Sandoz Inc.: “Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg and 300mg Due to an Elevated Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in the Product.” Bloomberg: “Carcinogen in Zantac Leads to Another Shipment Halt,…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

US, Swiss and German regulators found “unacceptable” levels of NDMA, which has genotoxic and carcinogenic potential, in the popular…Read More

Four more manufacturers recall ranitidine products - Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business

Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine - Pharmacy Business
OTC Concepts Ltd, Relconchem Ltd, Noumed Life Sciences Ltd and Medreich Plc have recalled all unexpired batches of certain ranitidine 75mg tablets from pharmacies and retail stores. The latest alert, revealed by PSNC, comes a day after Creo Pharma and Tillomed Laboratories recalled ranitidine medicines. The recall is a precautionary measure…Read More
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