Publication date: 
Wed., Mar. 13, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

ScienceDaily - Inactive ingredients in some meds may not be so inactive

Many of the most frequently prescribed oral medications in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that could cause an adverse reaction, new research shows. The study, reported in Science Translational Medicine, looked at more than 42,000 oral medications and identified more than three dozen inactive ingredients that have been described in medical literature to cause allergic symptoms following oral exposure.

Publication date: 
Wed., Mar. 13, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Poison Prevention & Medication Safety

Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the U.S.. National Poison Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Poisoning Prevention Council during the third week in March, promotes poison prevention tips and the free emergency services provided by poison control centers, including the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Text POISON to 797979 to save the number in your smartphone.

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