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2014-07-25 12:25:29

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical antiseptics used to clean the skin before an operation (preoperative) or before an injection (preinjection). These products can be considered safe and effective; however, if proper care is not taken when using them, they can become contaminated and cause serious, subsequent infections. This class of topical antiseptics is used to remove...

2014-07-24 23:09:16

Study finds 4 in 10 parents can’t properly dose liquid medications and new app OTCPlus by Ace innovation Group helps clear confusion at the Rx aisle. New research has found that many Americans become confused when dealing with over-the-counter medications, and thereby increase their odds of taking the wrong dosage. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics was conducted by Dr. Shonna Yin of NYU’s Langone Medical Center. She found...

2014-07-24 16:27:48

MADISON, Wis., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restore Health, a leading personalized medicine company that provides specialty and compounded pharmaceuticals, announced that it is now offering pharmacogenetics testing that provides drug sensitivity information unique to each individual based upon their particular genetic makeup. Comprehensive medication management is now possible by understanding the interaction between a patient's genetics and their entire drug regimen....

2014-07-24 16:26:45

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene marked the success of the city-wide BigAppleRx prescription discount card program. BigAppleRx has surpassed more than $25 million in savings for New Yorkers since it was launched in May 2011. The BigAppleRx program aims to provide savings on prescription medications to anyone experiencing coverage gaps, including those who have no health insurance or high co-pays or deductibles...

2014-07-24 08:33:04

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., the company that has built an innovative new direct-to-consumer prescription delivery channel in physician offices, MedStart Connect, today announced it eliminates many of the underlying issues related to medication non-adherence and hospital readmission rates specified in a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the study, researchers reported that frequent changes in generic medication pill...

2014-07-15 12:29:01

"Search and Rescue" Program Piloted in Maryland and Rhode Island NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its Medicine Abuse Project. This education effort, supported by a multi-year grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recognizes the key role...

2014-07-08 23:03:02

PharmacyChecker.com published almost 2000 consumer comments showing that Americans are concerned about new federal regulations expanding the authority of the FDA to destroy safe drug imports for personal use. PharmacyChecker.com submitted public comments to the FDA, offering suggestions that would protect access by Americans to safe and affordable prescription drugs. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 PharmacyChecker.com announced the publication on its website of almost 2000 comments...

2014-07-08 08:31:18

Anticipated FDA action set for October 2014 STAMFORD, Conn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review designation for the company's once-daily, single-entity hydrocodone bitartrate tablet (HYD). This investigational pain medication was formulated to incorporate abuse-deterrent properties designed to make the product more difficult to manipulate for the purpose of misuse or abuse by...

2014-07-03 23:01:31

PlanetRx has demonstrated improved customer satisfaction ratings with timely order fulfillment and increased offerings aimed at improving customers’ healthy lifestyles. Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 PlanetRx re-launched one year ago with the lofty goal of improving customer’s healthy lifestyles. PlanetRx now specializes in providing the highest quality over-the-counter (OTC) medications and health care products to enrich the lives and improve the health of their customers. The...

2014-07-03 20:21:38

Balanced Policy Effectively Targets Meth Criminals WASHINGTON , July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for signing a new statewide meth offender block list into law. This new policy comes on the heels of a recent package of legislation - all signed into law by the governor - aimed at giving law enforcement officials a leg up in the fight against meth abuse. By working in conjunction...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.