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No Link Found Between Blood Pressure Meds and Cancer: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2020 – Blood pressure drugs don't increase the risk of cancer, according to the largest study to examine the issue. A possible link between blood pressure drugs and cancer has been...

Blood Pressure Meds Could Improve Survival in COVID-19 Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 – In the largest such study yet, researchers have found that two classes of common blood pressure medications seem tied to better survival against COVID-19. The U.K. findings...

CRC Risk Down With ACEi, Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 – The use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer risk that develops within three...

Common Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 – Millions of Americans take medication to keep their blood pressure down. A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, keeping colon cancer...

ACE Inhibitor/ARB Use Not Tied to COVID-19 Test Positivity

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 – Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and/or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) use is not associated with COVID-19 test positivity, according to a study published...

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to In-Hospital COVID-19 Death

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 – Age and underlying cardiovascular disease are associated with in-hospital mortality in COVID-19, according to a study published online May 1 in the New England Journal of...

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19

TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 – Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) and other classes of antihypertensive medications seem not to be associated with...

ACEIs/ARBs Not Linked to Severity or Mortality of COVID-19

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 – For patients with hypertension hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are not...

Common Heart Drugs' Risk With COVID-19 Unproven, Experts Say

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 – Could a blood pressure or diabetes medicine make COVID-19 more severe? A proposed new theory says the coronavirus could be binding to angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)...

Medical Groups Say Heart Meds Don't Worsen COVID-19 Symptoms

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 – Two types of heart medications do not make coronavirus infection worse, three major U.S. medical groups say in a new joint statement meant to dispel misinformation about...

Certain Blood Pressure Medicines Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 – A common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study suggests. People taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan and Irbesartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the Products

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc., dba Solco Healthcare LLC., has initiated a voluntary recall of one (1) lot of Irbesartan and seven (7) lots of Irbesartan HCTZ Tablets to the consumer level due to the...

Questions and Answers: Impurities Found in Certain Generic Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Products

What is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)?What are the impurities found in some ARBs?Are all ARB products affected?How did the impurities get into the ARBs?Could the impurities be in other...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

October 30, 2018 – ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling listed lots, within expiry, of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg dosage forms to the consumer level. These...

Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations. The new...

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