Pharmaceuticals recall cancer-causing drugs that were used to treat blood pressure

Pharmaceuticals recall cancer-causing drugs that were used to treat blood pressure

TOKYO: The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan, the drugmaker said on Friday. More than 763,000 tablets of the drug Amvalo, manufactured from April to July in Mylan Laboratories Limited in...

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Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Mohammad Rifique has seven children, and they tend to fall sick in the winter. They often catch coughs, sore throats or fevers but this year it is getting difficult, Mr Rifique said, to provide medicines for them. “I’ve heard that antibiotics shouldn’t be used for such illnesses, but doctors have...

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Taiwan’s traditional medical stores on the verge of end

Taiwan’s traditional medical stores on the verge of end

People in Taiwan who are not feeling so well have, for generations, avoided going to a doctor and visited a traditional Chinese medicine shop instead. But thousands of shops have shut down in the past 20 years – an estimated 200 stores a year. The Taiwanese government has not issued any new...

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