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Facing Public Pressure, Amazon Pulls Anti-Vaccine Content From Prime Video

Facing public pressure and a strong-worded rebuke by an influential California congressman, Amazon has apparently pulled several anti-vaccine films from its Prime Video streaming service. As BuzzFeed first reported, controversial documentary titles including “Vaxxed,” “Shoot ’Em Up: The Truth About Vaccines” and “We Don’t Vaccinate!” are now listed as “currently unavailable” on Prime Video. The […]

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High Blood Pressure and Cold Remedies: Which Are Safe?

Are over-the-counter cold remedies safe for people who have high blood pressure? Answer From Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. Over-the-counter cold remedies aren't off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it's important to make careful choices. Among over-the-counter cold remedies, decongestants cause the most concern for people who have high blood pressure. Decongestants relieve nasal […]

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Blood Pressure Medications Recalled for Potentially ‘Life-Threatening’ Labeling Mistake

One lot of hydrochlorothiazide, a medication used to treat high blood pressure, was voluntarily recalled after the manufacturer received a report that it did not contain the correct medication and, in fact, contained a different medication that may pose serious health consequences to those who take it accidentally. The issue was discovered when a pharmacy […]