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Walmart became one of the last remaining major US retailers to suspend the sale of over-the-counter heartburn medication containing ranitidine.
According to CVS, the company will discontinue sales of the popular Zantac heartburn treatment and its own generic ranitidine products from its pharmacies after traces of a known carcinogen were…

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Mark Munger, PharmD, discusses recent study findings, which show that ranolazine increases the adverse effect profile of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, raising concern for patient safety.
Kiersten Combs, vice president of US Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, and Jim McDermott, vice president of US Medical Affairs and Metabolism, both at AstraZeneca, highlight how the use of Farxiga and other SGLT2 inhibitors impact payers and…
Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why there is a critical need to develop a treatment to reduce the incidence of NSAID-induced cardiovascular adverse events, especially heart failure.
In this expert blog post, Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why control of blood pressure is multifactorial.

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Most patients who received guideline-recommended medication had doses lower than those recommended, the researchers note.
What percentage of Medicare beneficiaries do not take their blood pressure medications as directed, according to the CDC?
A minimum of ___________ should elapse before patients who take patiromer for treatment of hyperkalemia ingest other oral medications.
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