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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Inactive Ingredients in Common Medications May Cause Adverse Reactions

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Researchers tested more than 42,000 oral medications and found that over 92 percent contained at least one inactive ingredient capable of causing adverse reactions in sensitive individuals. The team of investigators, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found over 350,00 inactive ingredients in these drugs, including 38 that are known to cause allergic symptoms in some people after oral exposure. Inactive ingredients are added to pills and capsules to improve their taste, shelf life, absorption, and other characteristics. While these ingredients are, by...

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