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Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 2:00pm EST ·

Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

Overdoses of the OTC diarrhea drug loperamide are increasing, according to new research from Rutgers University. Misuse of over-the-counter drugs with the ingredient loperamide can result in cardiac failure. The study notes that loperamide is available both online and in stores and is undetectable on routine drug tests. EurekeAlert!

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Mon., Feb. 11, 2019 2:00pm EST ·

FDA rebukes 17 firms for selling fake Alzheimer's drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned more than a dozen companies against selling unapproved products which claim to treat Alzheimer's disease and other serious ailments, the agency said on Monday. Many of these drugs, marketed as dietary supplements and sold online, have not been reviewed by the FDA and their safety and efficacy remain unproven, the agency said in a statement. Reuters.