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2009-10-07 06:40:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent localized government handout of samples of potassium iodide has sky-rocketed sales for online merchant Nukepills.com. Recent retail orders of Iosat(TM) Potassium Iodide have increased by almost 400% and wholesale orders to vendors and medical facilities have surged as well for the authorized national distributor. A limited supply of potassium iodide tablets was handed out to people residing within 10 miles of select nuclear plants....

2009-09-24 06:50:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the addition of the new Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit to its line of radiation emergency preparedness products. This innovative kit was developed to be safely and easily used by civilians, first responders and security personnel in the event of a dirty bomb attack or other radiological event. The Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit is used to instantly detect radiation and safely, quickly and significantly decontaminate people and...

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2009-02-26 07:25:00

U.S. researchers reported Wednesday that multivitamin supplements contain less iodine than the label promises, which could put newborns at risk for developmental issues. Boston University Medical Center researchers tested the iodine content of 60 multivitamins with iodine. Dramatic findings reveal that only 28 percent contained the full amount promised on the label. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the other cases, researchers found the products designed to...

2009-02-25 15:40:00

Partnership with Fleming Pharmaceuticals to increase access to radiological threat antidote WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Heyltex Corporation announced an agreement in principle with Fleming Pharmaceuticals for the exclusive distribution of ThyroShield(R) in the United States. ThyroShield(R) Potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a ready-to-use, liquid medicine that protects infants, children, and adults at risk of exposure to radioactive iodine. It is the only...

2008-07-20 09:00:38

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 20--Checking the shelf life of the potassium iodide pills would be right up there with mowing the lawn on the priority list of people within the 10-mile emergency zone of the Susquehanna nuclear plant. But if people did notice -- or there was a catastrophic incident -- they might be concerned. According to the stamped date, the pills expired in August of last year. Not to worry, though. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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