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FDA Medwatch Alert: Sterile Drug Products by Bella Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

Posted 20 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 08/18/2017] ISSUE: Bella Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling all lots of unexpired sterile drug products due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled products were distributed to health care facilities nationwide. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening. To date, Bella Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events.   BACKGROUND: The affected products include all lots distributed April 17, 2017, to August 10, 2017, remaining within expiry, and they would be packaged in a syringe, vial or eye dropper. For a list of products affected by this recall see the Firm Press Release. RECOMMENDATION: Bella Pharmaceuticals is notifying its customers by email and phone, and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Anyone with product subject to the recall ... Read more

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U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 – Many American children and teens aren't consuming enough liquids – especially water – and that lack of hydration could affect their physical and mental health, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight a potential health issue that has not been given a whole lot of attention in the past," study author Erica Kenney, a postdoctoral research fellow in social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a Harvard news release. "Even though for most of these kids this is not an immediate, dramatic health threat, this is an issue that could really be reducing quality of life and well-being for many, many children and youth," she added. One expert in child health agreed. "Children – due to their slower acclimation to heat and greater surface area than adults – can be more susceptible to dehydration than adults," said Nancy ... Read more

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Health Tip: Avoiding Leg Cramps

Posted 20 May 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Painful leg cramps can happen to anyone, but tend to be common among seniors. The AARP recommends: Gently stretch and flex the leg to ease a cramp. Ask your doctor if a medication, such as a statin or diuretic, could be causing your leg cramps. Make sure your electrolyte levels are normal. Below-normal levels of potassium, magnesium or calcium could trigger leg cramps. Drink plenty of fluids. Make sure the covers aren't too tight on your bed. Choose shoes with proper arch support. Read more

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