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Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – An outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to contaminated puppy poop has spread to 15 states, a new federal report shows. These multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections have now sickened 67 people. In the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency said cases rose from 39 in mid-September to 67 reported by Oct. 30. Ninety-three percent of these infections have been connected to puppies sold at Petland stores. "Evidence suggests that puppies sold through Petland are a likely source of this outbreak," the CDC said in a news release issued in September. "Petland is cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak." Of the 62 patients for whom there was available information, 17 (27 percent) have been hospitalized, the CDC said in an Oct. 30 news release. Campylobacter ... Read more

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Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?

Posted 3 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- An over-the-counter antidiarrheal drug can help clear a bout of diarrhea, but it's important to take the medication properly. The Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Following the label's instructions on how often to take the medication, and how much to take. Calling your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or are taking other medications. Taking no more than the suggested maximum. More medication does not work more effectively or quickly. Using only one antidiarrheal medication at a time, unless directed by your doctor. Read more

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Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

Posted 7 Oct 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 – Thinking about taking a drive after popping some over-the-counter medications? Better check the label first, warn experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency cautions that some common nonprescription medicines can impair your ability to drive and operate other vehicles and machinery safely. Some of the most common of these drugs include certain types of nonprescription antihistamines, anti-diarrheals, and anti-nausea medications, according to the FDA. "You can feel the effects some over-the-counter medicines can have on your driving for a short time after you take them, or their effects can last for several hours," Dr. Ali Mohamadi, a medical officer at the FDA, said in an agency news release. "In some cases, a medicine can cause significant 'hangover-like' effects and affect your driving even the next day." And if you haven't had enough ... Read more

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