FDA Investigating Whether Diabetes Drug Metformin Contains Probable Carcinogen

first_imgInternationalLifestyleNews FDA Investigating Whether Diabetes Drug Metformin Contains Probable Carcinogen  by: – December 16, 2019 Share A drug often prescribed to diabetes patients is being investigated for traces of a probable carcinogen after it was recalled abroad, the US Food and drug administration said.Health officials are investigating whether Metformin sold in the US contains NDMA, a contaminant that has been linked to cancer, the FDA said in a news release.Testing will also look into whether the amount of NDMA in the drug is above the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms.The drug is used to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.The FDA told patients to continue to use Metformin while the investigation continues because there are no alternative medications that treat type 2 diabetes the same way.As part of our continuing investigation, the FDA is investigating whether Metformin in the US market contains NDMA impurity, and whether it is above the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms.Everyone is exposed to some level of NDMA, which is a common contaminant found in water and foods including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables, health officials said.The substance may increase the risk of cancer in people who are exposed to high levels over long periods of time.“A person taking a drug that contains NDMA at-or-below the acceptable daily intake limit every day for 70 years is not expected to have an increased risk of cancer,” the FDA said.Metformin drugs have been recalled in Singapore, and other regulatory agencies in Europe are also investigating the presence of the contaminant.“Based on the information we have available, the levels of NDMA seen outside the u.s. Are within the range that is naturally occurring in some foods and in water,” the FDA said.There have been no recalls of Metformin in the US.“The agency will also work with companies to test samples of Metformin sold in the US and will recommend recalls as appropriate if high levels of NDMA are found,” the FDA said. “if as part of our investigation, Metformin drugs are recalled, the FDA will provide timely updates to patients and health care professionals.”Earlier this year, CVS announced it will be taking Zantac and other Ranitidine heartburn drugs off its shelves after health officials said that the drug contains low levels of NDMA. Share Sharecenter_img 86 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech delighted with clean-sheets record

first_img Press Association A first goal for the club for Gabriel and a strike from in-form Mesut Ozil wrapped up the points against the Cherries but the clean sheet was also more newsworthy than usual. For in keeping it, Cech continues to show what a shrewd move it was and, in picking up his eighth league clean sheet for his new side, he surpassed David James’ old record. He celebrated as he left the field, punching the air as the record he had been eyeing for some time was finally his and he knows how important his role in a title-winning side can be. “I feel really proud,” he said after the game. “I believe that this is the best league in the world and one of the most difficult leagues to play for a goalkeeper so to have achieved such a record, obviously, it’s a great personal achievement so I’m really proud of that. “What makes me happy the most, probably, is that these clean sheets so far brought four Premier League trophies, so hopefully we will add clean sheets this season and we will celebrate at the end of the season, because this is far more important. “I think the most important (thing) was to win the game and obviously once we got the 2-0 lead and it was going towards the end of the game, then, I have to confess that I started thinking about the record and in the last 10 minutes, I was checking the clock.” Cech is the studious type and, when it was falsely claimed he had broken the record some months ago, the Czech Republic international took to Twitter to say that someone had jumped the gun. The 33-year-old secured his 170th Premier League shut-out in Monday’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth – a result which also saw the Gunners move to the top of the table and Cech enter the history books. He was Arsene Wenger’s only summer acquisition at the Emirates Stadium, signed from rivals Chelsea because the Arsenal boss wanted an assured pair of hands. How did he know that? He puts it down to his father’s meticulous data-collection. “I have a kind of a chronicle where I have every game that I’ve played, so you just look through and you can see,” he said. “My father has a book where ever since I started playing games, he wrote down the games that I played in. “So if you go to my website, then you will find it all there. And you can set what league, what competition, what year, whatever you want, you will find it there, so it’s easy to track. “It’s great when somebody gives you the record but I want to have the record when I know I have really done it in the right way. I always like to do things the right way. “Obviously, as I was approaching the number of David James and people kept reminding me, I had a look because I really wanted to make sure that I knew when it could happen.” Cech enjoyed a brief chat with former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson as he prepared to leave the stadium on Monday night before the 74-year-old told a story about someone he labelled a “special guy”. Wilson watched on as Cech, fresh from the 4-0 hammering at Southampton on Boxing Day which delayed Arsenal’s ascension to the Premier League summit for 48 hours, entered the crowd to hand over his gloves and apologise to supporters along the way. Cech certainly has the fans onside and he will only boost that reputation if his clean-sheets, experience and all-round calming nature aid Arsenal to the title this year. Having lifted the trophy four times across London at Chelsea, the former Rennes man is a perfect judge of title-winning credentials – and he spots that in his current dressing room. “I think that the great thing is that we go game by game,” he added. “We don’t feel overwhelmed when we win. Obviously, you are disappointed when you lose a game like we did two days ago but the reaction and consistency of the work is very important and so far we’ve been doing that, preparing every game as well as we could. “Now, we are in a really good position so hopefully we can carry on that. Now going into the New Year, we are in a position where we can actually aim for our targets.” Cech plans to commemorate the occasion by getting his team-mates to sign the shirt he wore in his record-breaking game and a ll of the Arsenal players are likely to oblige as they know just how crucial he is to their hopes of a first league trophy in 11 years. Arsenal’s record-breaking goalkeeper Petr Cech knows all about keeping clean sheets and the importance they play in winning Barclays Premier League titles. last_img read more


first_imgIt was all smiles in National Lottery offices today when the winners of last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot of €5,146,800 collected their big prize.The winning married couple, who live in the locality, are from Co. Donegal and purchased their lucky ticket in Moore’s Costcutters store in Ballybofey on Saturday, the day of the draw.It was a €4 ticket, and the lucky wife, who purchased the ticket in Costcutters, used the numbers she’s been playing for a long time, made up of family birthdays. This win is the second highest Lotto jackpot win in Donegal. The biggest jackpot was on 25 January 2012 when the jackpot was €5.48M and the winners were from Derry. The lucky ticket on that occasion was purchased in the Top Shop in Killea, Donegal.Today’s ‘delighted’ couple, who do not wish their win to be public, did not get too excited when they realised their good fortune on Saturday last.“I was watching the draw on Saturday night and I had the ticket in my hand,” said the lucky wife.“After the draw, I asked my husband to check the numbers but as he hadn’t seen the draw, he didn’t know what numbers won! “I thought I had to have the bonus ball to win the jackpot, so I checked the numbers on Aertel later on that night and then I saw in the results that I had the winning ticket. The two of us were a bit disbelieving about it all, but we went to bed at the normal time, told no one, and slept soundly all night,”  smiled the lucky lady.She continued: “Next day, at Mass in Stranorlar, everyone was speculating about who had won the Lotto. I joined in the speculation, but didn’t tell a soul. Sunday was spent the same way it always is: I cooked our dinner and we relaxed in the afternoon. We didn’t want to come down to Dublin on Monday to collect so we waited until today but it didn’t bother us at all.”The couple had plans for spending their win, which included some unusual thoughts.“We’d like to give some donations to charities which do good work. Included in that group will be the Simon Community in Letterkenny; the Capuchin Fathers and Fr. Peter McVerry’s charity’.“For myself, I’d love to buy a Camper Van and travel around a bit. We’ve only been out of the country once before. But I’d need to take driving lessons before I buy the van, because I’ve never driven anything in my life!’ laughed the lucky Donegal woman as she finished her glass of champagne in National Lottery offices. IT WAS US! TWIN TOWNS COUPLE GET THEIR HANDS ON €5,146,800 LOTTO CHEQUE! was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:146800 LOTTO CHEQUE!IT WAS US! TWIN TOWNS COUPLE GET THEIR HANDS ON €5last_img read more