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FDA Alerts Healthcare Professionals About the Risk of Medication Errors with Tranexamic Acid Injection Resulting in Inadvertent Intrathecal (Spinal) Injection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals about the risk of inadvertent intrathecal administration of tranexamic acid...

Americans With Asthma Get First Updated Guidelines in Over a Decade

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has updated guidelines for treating asthma. The update is the first in 13 years and takes into account new medications...

MPM Medical LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Regenecare HA Hydrogel Due to Burkholderia cepecia Contamination

Mesquite, TX MPM Medical is voluntarily recalling one lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel to the consumer level. Following two customer complaints of visible...

Years Before Diagnosis, People With Alzheimer's Lose Financial Acumen

Even before signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia appear, people are prone to make poor financial decisions, a new study finds. Older people diagnosed...

Birth Defects Tied to Rise in Lifelong Cancer Risk

Major birth defects are associated with an increased, lifelong risk of cancer, researchers say. It has been known that people with major birth defects...

Pandemic Is Driving U.S. Surge in Cardiac Arrests Tied to Overdose

Blame it on the pandemic: For people struggling with drug addiction, 2020 has triggered a big rise in emergency room visits for cardiac arrest tied to...

Cancers in U.S. Teens, Young Adults Have Risen by 30% Since 1970s: Study

Cancer cases among U.S. teens and young adults have shot up 30% since the 1970s, new research reveals. Kidney cancer has risen at the greatest rate, increasing...

Youth Vaping Rates Have Plunged During Lockdown: Study

Vaping among teens and young adults has decreased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, with two-thirds of e-cigarette users reporting that they've...

CDC Director Warns of Dire Winter Ahead for COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Deaths

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that the coming winter months might be the darkest period yet in the COVID-19...

FDA Approves Drug for PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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