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2011-03-17 10:28:00

Visit ReadyPA.org for Tips to Prepare For Variety of Emergencies HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the state departments of Environmental Protection and Health are working with federal partners to monitor the situation at Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. "We receive regular updates from federal agencies that are working closely with the Japanese authorities," said PEMA Director Glenn M. Cannon. "At this point, the...

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2011-03-17 05:55:00

Fears of radiation sickness amid Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis have triggered a surge in U.S. sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI) is a salt that saturates the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine, lessening the amount of radiation the gland can absorb. Alan Morris, president of Anbex, the main U.S. manufacturer of KI tablets, said Wednesday that the company had run out of stock after a spike in U.S. demand generated by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in...

2011-03-15 14:33:00

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield - one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer - is stepping up production of ThyroShield to help provide domestic and global relief. ThyroShield is an iodide solution which, when taken orally, saturates the thyroid gland so radioactive iodine cannot be absorbed. The Fleming form of...

2011-03-15 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 50,000 potassium iodide tablets have been donated by Nukepills.com to Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo, Japan for immediate distribution to those affected by Japan's nuclear reactor crisis. This effort was facilitated by Dr. Alisa Suzuki Han, Radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. The radiation-blocking drug, currently en route to Japan, will be distributed by the...

2009-12-30 06:35:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For Nukepills.com, specialists in the niche market of radiation emergency preparedness, 2009 was a year of record sales due to events such as Iran's nuclear program, nuclear plant radiation leaks, Potassium Iodide distribution programs and worries of dirty bombs. Even the Swine Flu pandemic played a role in the surge of sales. In early 2009, Nukepills.com delivered 5.4 million doses of FDA-approved ThyroShield Potassium Iodide to Kuwait's...

2009-11-25 06:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Iodine - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164410/Iodine---Global-Market-Opportunities.html Global iodine consumption patterns stand rejuvenated by the growing levels of awareness among health consciousness consumers about the importance of iodine as a dietary ingredient in a well-balanced diet. The growing popularity of X-ray, and MRI in...

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...

2009-09-23 06:45:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the replenishment of its stock of N95 Particulate Masks just in time for the upcoming flu season. A deluge of online orders in May of this year, in response to media stories of the Swine Flu Virus (H1N1), depleted the company's large inventory in just a few days. "We had run out of stock of N95 face masks back in May. We were surprised by the rush of orders that literally happened overnight," said Troy Jones,...

2009-08-28 14:32:00

Previously Distributed Tablets Expire Aug. 31; New Tablets Available Beginning Sept. 1 HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets to people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of Pennsylvania's five nuclear power plants beginning next month. The KI tablets that were distributed previously by the commonwealth will expire on Aug. 31 and should be discarded in the trash. The pills should not be used...


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