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A call for greater transparency about inactive ingredients

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There are many more ingredients in every pill you take than what is listed on the bottle label. These other ingredients, which are combined with the therapeutic one, are often sourced from around the world before landing in your medicine cabinet and are not always benign.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which requires manufacturers to report real or potential drug shortages to the FDA. Manufacturers are now required to report disruptions in the manufacturing of an active pharmaceutical ingredient—the part of the medicine that produces the intended therapeutic benefit.

But the CARES Act doesn’t include excipients—the “inactive” ingredients that make up the bulk of a final medicine. It also doesn’t include the materials needed to package and distribute medical products, such as vials and other containers, packaging, and labels. While the CARES Act improves the flow

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Stocking your medicine cabinet during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 shutdown left many Americans scrambling to get their much-needed medications, medical devices, and equipment. So, what should you stock up on during this pandemic?

Your medicine cabinet might be full, but is it full of the right stuff? Experts say there are some meds and devices that you should have, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

The first: a thermometer. It’s the tried-and-true way to check for a fever, which is a common symptom of COVID-19. Make sure you have extra batteries for it. Have ibuprofen or acetaminophen on hand to help reduce a fever and relieve pain. Also, you may want to purchase a pulse oximeter which measures oxygen levels in your blood.

“Monitoring oxygen is important in the high-risk populations and in anybody who we know has COVID,” shares Richard Levitan, MD, an emergency physician.

It may detect early signs of pneumonia, which is particularly important in

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Stocking your medicine cabinet during COVID-19 pandemic

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Trump Campaign Spent Nearly Half a Million on Fireworks

The Trump campaign finds itself in an unexpected financial crunch heading into the election’s homestretch: substantially behind Joe Biden in the cash it has on hand despite years of advanced preparation. If the president is looking to cast blame, however, the receipts suggest that it starts with himself.During the month of August, the Trump campaign spent nearly half-a-million dollars on fireworks, almost certainly for the display that was put on over the south lawn of the White House during the Republican convention. That display was indisputably ostentatious—a seemingly never ending stream of lights that culminated in the words “Trump” and “2020” bedazzling the sky above the Washington Monument. But the price tag—$477,000—made the company behind the show, Grucci Inc., the campaign’s ninth largest vendor of the entire month. The campaign paid more to the Long Island fireworks company

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Drawing from nature’s medicine cabinet

Knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs is as old as humankind, and forms the basis of pharmaceuticals, but few of us actually know anything about the vast pharmacy that surrounds us or how to tap into it.

That’s where Burdock Nettle comes in.

Nestled within the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and named after two foundational plants in the pantheon of natural medicinal plants, Burdock Nettle is the home of a variety of healing and soothing products made from organically grown, wild-crafted, and sustainably procured ingredients that are chemical free and handcrafted in Mallorytown.

“I created Burdock Nettle to empower you to take the best care of yourself, the people you love, and the world around you. That is why there are no compromises,” said owner Linda Davis on her website.

Davis moved to her two-acre property in Mallorytown nine years ago. Before that she was known as the tea lady in

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Doctors express concerns regarding new, dangerous trend called the “Benadryl Challenge” | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An allergy medicine you likely already have in your medicine cabinet is now the center of attention regarding a new, dangerous online trend.

The “Benadryl Challenge” on TikTok dares teens to take a large amount of Benadryl until they hallucinate. 

“I think it’s really scary and I think it’s really sad that this is happening,” said Nena Bowman of the Tennessee Poison Center. 

The challenge killed a teen in Oklahoma and sent three more to the hospital in Texas. The Tennessee Poison Center has been aware of the trend/challenge for weeks, but has yet to hear of any cases here.

“It’s still actually a medication even though it’s not prescription and the directions for use are really important,” Bowman said. “If you take Benadryl in excess, it can kill you.”

Symptoms of overdose could look like extreme sleepiness, confusion and people will usually grow very agitated

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This Kitchen Staple Cures Your Cold Better Than Medicine, Study Says

Next time you find yourself reaching for something to subdue your sniffles, you might want to consider heading to the kitchen instead of your medicine cabinet. A recent study found that nature has a stronger solution for the common cold than anything you might find in a pharmacy. The new research, published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, found that honey can actually cure your cold better than medicine.



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Honey has been touted as a miracle elixir for colds and coughs for years, but this new meta-analysis, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, backs that notion by science. The researchers conducted a review of 14 previous studies that involved 1,761 individuals to find out whether or not honey is a worthwhile replacement for over-the-counter and prescription cold and cough medicine. And lo and behold, the researchers found that honey proved to be a

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Gareth Carter: Blueberries – a medicine cabinet of goodness

This week in the garden I have been admiring my blueberry plant that I have growing in a 35 litre pot.

It is looking spectacular with a combination of blue sheened leaves and some that

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Doctors warning parents about access to medicine cabinet after viral ‘Benadryl Challenge’ – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A dangerous trend continues to make its way around social media. It’s called the “Benadryl Challange” and doctors are warning parents about access to their medicine cabinet.

A Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health doctor says peer pressure has always been powerful and it aligns with social media. Dr. Blake Froberg says the medicine itself is easy for teens to access because a lot of families already have it at home.

The challenge starts with taking a heavy amount of Benadryl. Then, teenagers start recording the effects on TikTok, a popular social media app. Side effects include confusion, not talking or walking and hallucinations. In extreme situations, seizures and heart problems occur, which could ultimately cause death.

Dr. Froberg says parents need to check their child’s social media and have honest conversations about what could happen.

“Anytime we hear about something where there is a medication

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Take a Peek Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s Medicine Cabinet

Gwyneth Paltrow just gave us a never-before-seen look at her medicine cabinet, and it’s chock full of our all-time favorite beauty picks.

The Goop founder, 47, recently shared a photo on her personal Instagram account, which features a glimpse of her on-brand skincare routine. (Warning: The following photo may cause you to spend your entire paycheck on new beauty finds.)

Paltrow’s medicine cabinet is full of must-haves, including Jao All Over Body Oil ($65), Vitner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($185), Kosasport Lipfuel Clear Hyaluronic Lip Balm ($18), Harklinikken Restorative & Calming Extract ($88) and Olas Marine Bio-Active Mouthrinse ($29). (Not only is the latter made with natural ingredients, but it’s also designed to reduce gum irritation.)

The pic also features a variety of Goop products, like Knock Me Out Sleep Chews ($30), All-In-One Nourishing Face Cream ($95) and 20% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Glow Serum ($125).

She captioned the post,

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COVID-19’s impact Global Medicine Cabinets Market 2020 Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin Analysis with Forecasts to 2025

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Sep 04, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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