The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it has found a cancer-causing impurity in some of the most popular heartburn medications, including the widely used Zantac (ranitidine). Manufactured by Sanofi, Zantac is a common antacid or an acid-reducing drug, which has been found to contain a type of nitrosamine that causes cancer in humans.
On Sunday, Ney York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his administration has ordered an emergency executive action to put a ban on selling vaping products to children. The Cuomo administration said the state police department will work with the health department to crack down on stores that are selling vaping products to those under 18.
The first human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Massachusetts this year, according to the state’s Department of Health. The state’s public health officials said that a man in his 60s was hospitalized due to the illness. Last year, Massachusetts reported 49 cases of West Nile Virus.
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the most disturbing acts of terrorism the United States has ever seen. Eighteen years ago, over 60 percent of Americans watched the unprecedented attacks over and over again on television, which instilled a great sense of fear and insecurity. The attacks of 9/11 still affect Americans mentally as well as physically.
According to two large studies, Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray has been found effective at alleviating depressive symptoms in patients who have suicidal thoughts. The studies, sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, found that esketamine eases depression symptoms in patients who do not respond well to oral antidepressants.
Google announced that it would no longer allow ads that promote unproven and experimental medical treatments, including some stem cell therapies, and cellular or gene therapies. The company said it prohibits ads for treatments that do not have scientific or biomedical backgrounds.