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12 Aug 2017

Vital Rx dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding, Pompano Beach, FL FDA Alert

This pharmacy was inspected by the FDA who allegedly found evidence of lack of sterility. The company had not issued a recall so the FDA is now issuing an FDA alert to those patients and providers who use this compounding pharmacy. The FDA uses USP pharmacy standards to asses for the sterility practices of a compounding pharmacy. If there is a lack of sterility, bacteria and viruses and fungi can be contaminating the medications given and can cause illness or death. Check out the FDA Alert here

27 Jul 2017

New Case of Locally Acquired Mosquito Borne Zika Virus in Texas

Just as we thought we were safe from Zika, a new infection with Zika virus was found July 26, 2017 in Hidalgo County, Texas, which is just outside of Brownsville in Southern Texas on the Mexico border. There have been hundreds of imported infections nationwide in 2017 from a variety of countries mostly in the Caribbean, but this is the first locally acquired infection this year. The information provided below is from the Texas Department of Health website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/releases/2017/20170726.aspx Obviously, and similar to last year, use mosquito spray with at least 20% DEET when you are outside in areas where mosquito bites (or tick bites) are likely to occur. Wear long pants and long sleeves.

18 Jul 2017

Measles Scare After Anti-Vaxxers Gain Foothold in Minnesota

Throughout the first part of 2017, according to a new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the CDC, there have been 65 cases of Measles in Southern Minnesota. Anti-Vaxxers had gained a foothold in convincing a population there not to vaccinate their children because of concerns for autism. Of Note: Population Exposed : 8250 20 children of the 65 were hospitalized for pneumonia No Deaths and no mention of any post-infection complications (It is too early to tell) 3 Children who had already had 2 MMR doses, also contracted Measles Transmission to others is still ongoing. Vaccinate your children, people… to protect yourself and your children and most of all, my children https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a1.htm?s_cid=mm6627a1_w

10 Jul 2017

Iowa Kayakers Are Naegleria-Safe

Check out the kayakers in Charles City, Iowa – Being Naegleria-Safe. To protect yourself, always use a nose-clip or keep your head above water.

14 Jun 2017

This Summer Is Forecast To Be A TICK BOOMING Summer!

This summer is forecast to be a Tick Booming Summer! Already this year, the numbers of ticks and the numbers of ticks with Lyme Disease has eclipsed all other years in memory in many states from Maine to South Carolina and the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many Canadian provinces are also seeing increases. Another reason for the astounding increase in ticks could be an increase in the mouse population in the Northeast and Midwest for the same reasons having to do with increasing average temperatures throughout North America. Their predators such as foxes, hawks, and owls are also disappearing. This increase in the white-footed mouse is spreading in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast and is one cause for the increasing geographical distribution of Lyme Disease. Ticks mean more than Lyme Disease. Many deer ticks that harbor Lyme Disease also harbor Babesia, which is a blood borne parasite capable of a debilitating illness with fevers and difficult to diagnose. Slightly less numbers of deer…