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The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Posted 7 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 – Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor and social skills. But have you ever considered what kind of germs might be lurking in that communal sand? Sandboxes can be breeding grounds for bacteria, parasites and other infectious germs, whether brought in by animals using them as litter boxes or by kids interacting with other kids, researchers say. Dr. Marc Siegel, a professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, describes sandboxes as "swimming pools without disinfecting chlorine." In a new study, researchers found that a particularly nasty bacteria called Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) was present in nearly 53 percent of sandboxes tested in Spain. "We do not consider our paper as alarming," said lead researcher Dr. Jose Blanco, from the department of animal health at Complutense University of Madrid. "We have a ... Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Skin Infection, Skin and Structure Infection, Clostridial Infection, Bacteremia, Whipworm Infection, Helminthic Infection, Prevention of Clostridium Difficile Infection Recurrence, Worms and Flukes

U.S. FDA Approves Vermox Chewable (Mebendazole) for Treatment of Children and Adults with Roundworm and Whipworm Infections

Posted 30 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

RARITAN, N.J., October 19, 2016 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vermox Chewable (mebendazole chewable 500mg tablets) for the treatment of patients one year of age and older with gastrointestinal infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) and Trichuris trichiura (whipworm). “Roundworm and whipworm are among the most prevalent forms of intestinal parasitic infections afflicting children in the world today, particularly in vulnerable and neglected communities,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “The FDA approval of Vermox Chewable represents an important milestone in our efforts to develop a new therapy that safely cures patients with intestinal infections by roundworm and whipworm. We will ... Read more

Related support groups: Worms, Vermox, Mebendazole, Ascariasis, Whipworm Infection, Worms and Flukes

Impax Receives Approval of Emverm (mebendazole) Chewable Tablets

Posted 18 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Emverm (mebendazole) 100 mg chewable tablets. Emverm is indicated for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections. Pinworm is a highly contagious parasite that infects approximately 40 million people in the United States each year.1 Pinworm infection is three times more common than head lice.2 Emverm is not for persons who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug. "We are pleased to announce the approval of Emverm, a new prescription product for the treatment of pinworm ... Read more

Related support groups: Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis), Worms, Mebendazole, Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma), Ascariasis, Pinworm Medicine, Whipworm Infection, Emverm, Worms and Flukes

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