Zantac, generics ordered off the market after FDA finds they’re a ticking time bomb

Nearly four decades after it was approved, the FDA has ordered that heartburn drug Zantac and its generics be removed from the market, saying they have been exposing consumers to the risk of cancer.  The move comes six months after an independent lab warned the FDA of a potential carcinogen in ranitidine drugs and nearly… Read More »

Medical Meetings May Be Forever Changed

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — As most 2020 medical conferences have, one by one, been canceled or rescheduled as virtual meetings in the time of a pandemic, some physicians and other healthcare professionals are wondering if this is the year that will change the scene forever. Amid the choruses of… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »