Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"inactive" ingredients in medications can and do make people sick

A premier science journal, Science Translational Medicine, pointed out that extraneous substances in medications can and do make people sick--in an article written by scientists at MIT and published March 13, 2019. 

Why would anyone assume the same is not true of vaccines?

“Inactive” ingredients in oral medications

1.     Daniel Reker1,2,3,*
2.     Steven M. Blum1,4,5,*
3.     Christoph Steiger1,2,3
4.     Kevin E. Anger4
5.     Jamie M. Sommer6
6.     John Fanikos6 and 
7.     Giovanni Traverso1,2,3,4,7,

Science Translational Medicine  13 Mar 2019:
Vol. 11, Issue 483, eaau6753
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aau6753

Oral forms of medications contain “inactive” ingredients to enhance their physical properties. Using data analytics, we characterized the abundance and complexity of inactive ingredients in approved medications. A majority of medications contain ingredients that could cause adverse reactions, underscoring the need to maximize the tolerability and safety of medications and their inactive ingredients.

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