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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...

2009-01-22 06:50:00

Kuwait Ministry of Health stockpiles thyroid-blocking potassium iodide for nuclear radiation emergencies MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the sale of 180,000 units (5.4 million doses) of ThyroShield(TM) Potassium Iodide to the Kuwait Ministry of Health. Worth approximately $1.4 million, the sale was brokered by Nukepills.com and signifies Kuwait's proactive course in protecting its citizens during a nuclear radiation emergency. "This sale is the first...

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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