‘Inactive’ ingredients may not be: 93% of drugs have allergy-triggering compounds that drug companies label harmless, study finds

Supposedly innocuous, ‘inactive’ ingredients in many drugs may not be, a new study finds.

Drugs are made using certain active ingredients – those meant to act on our biology and instigate a change – as well as ‘inactive’ ones that complement the active ones to ensure better delivery.

But new Massachusetts Institute of Technology research found that most medications that come in pill or capsule form contain substances that could trigger an allergic reaction in some patients.

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