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Diabetes Drug Metformin Recalled for Cancer-Causing Ingredient

Throughout 2020, Metformin for type 2 diabetes has experienced multiple voluntary recalls from manufacturers. The latest involves two lots of extended-release formulas from Nostrum Laboratories. Testing indicates these products contain levels of nitrosamine N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the FDA’s Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) limit of 96 ng/day.

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Why Car Accidents Involving Deer Increase in Fall

When a deer darts out in front of your moving car, it can be a frightening experience. Often in dark or low-light conditions, these animals leap from seemingly nowhere and you slam on the brakes or swerve to avoid an accident.

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Slips and Falls in Nursing Homes: Who’s Responsible?

When thinking about a slip and fall injury, you might envision an able-bodied adult slipping on a wet store floor, falling on ice-covered pavement or tripping down poorly maintained stairs. Yet among all age demographics, the elderly population experiences a high percentage of slip and fall injuries, including those in a nursing home or other care setting.

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Drivers More at Risk for Car Accidents During Short Trips

A recent study found that one-quarter of all motor vehicle accidents occur within the first three minutes of driving. This type of accident is followed by those that occur on lengthy drives, including road trips.

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PPI Patients Have a Higher Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Primarily used to help control Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are some of the most commonly used medications among American patients. They’re available by prescription and over-the-counter but are intended for short-term use. For long-term relief from GERD, patients ideally start with a PPI before transitioning to an H2 blocker.

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