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BERLIN - Just a slosh of milk to whiten your coffee is enough to limit or even block the effect of some antibiotics and osteoporosis medications, German pharmacists are warning. 

Food-drug combinations can have unwanted consequences, but many people don't think of coffee as a culprit.

The Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists (ABDA) explains that the calcium in milk binds with certain drugs in the digestive tract to form less soluble compounds that cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream.

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