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Medical News Today: Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health

A team of researchers analyzed the potential side effects of a common blood pressure drug and found that it may increase the risk of a potentially severe bowel condition. Some hypertension drugs may raise the risk of certain gastrointestinal conditions, new research suggests. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, chronic heart… Read More »

Drug shortages add millions to hospital costs, survey finds

Dive Brief: Hospitals in the U.S. spent more than 8.6 million hours of additional worker hours and just under $ 360 million per year to manage drug shortages, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from healthcare performance management firm Vizient. All 365 hospitals responding to the survey experienced shortages and two-thirds reported at least 20 shortages… Read More »