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If you are taking a medicine for high blood pressure or heart disease, please listen up. The FDA has found that certain heart and blood pressure medicines manufactured in China are contaminated with small amounts of a chemical called NDMA or N-nitrosodimethylamine, a member of a group of chemicals called nitrosamines. They have been found to cause cancer when given in large doses in rats and are suspected to possibly cause cancer in humans exposed to even small amounts for prolonged periods of time.

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CredibleMeds has revised the QTdrugs.org lists.

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A new podcast for patients is now available on Long QT Syndrome from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Anil Gehi, a physician from the UNC Division of Cardiology describes Long QT, an electrical disorder of the heart characterized by a long QT interval, which can be detected on an EKG

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Antibiotics represent some of the most commonly taken medicines worldwide. They are a class of drugs that have been directly responsible for saving millions upon millions of lives since their discovery. Yet, there are still a lot of unknowns regarding antibiotics, their past, and their future use, however. With growing concerns over the misuse of antibiotics and the scary prospect of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” many questions have arisen about how best to approach the taking of antibiotics. It was the topic of conversation as Dr. Ray Woosley, founder of Crediblemeds and the Critical Path Institute chatted with KVOI’s Bill Buckmaster on his monthly “Your Meds” segment.

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We are writing to notify visitors that the QTdrugs lists were revised on May 20, 2018 and aclarubicin, amsacrine, memantine, maprotiline and cimetidine were added to the lists.

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Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing alongside rising healthcare costs. There are many hidden costs associated with the marked rise, and many more questions to be answered surrounding this critical issue. This was the topic of conversation during KVOI’s Bill Buckmaster show during Bills monthly “Your Meds” segment in January of 2017. Dr. Ray Woosley, Founder of CredibleMeds and the Critical Path Institute

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CredibleMeds® launches QTFactors.org, a companion database for QTdrugs.org.

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We are writing to inform you that we have added the following three drugs to the QTdrugs lists.

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Medicines used to treat the rarest of illnesses made up the most expensive prescriptions of 2017. With costs approaching $800,000 per treatment, “orphan drugs” so named because they are used to treat these rare orphan illnesses, are bankrupting patients and their families. What can be done to make these critically important drugs more affordable for those who need it most?

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The American opioid epidemic continues to affect millions of Americans every day. What are some of the factors that have led to the current situation, and what can you do to help the fight against this growing problem?

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