Posts Tagged 'Centers for Disease Control'

Confusion, Frustration as Vaping-related Illness Numbers Continue to Rise with No New Answers

cdc issues stricter vape warning than fdaThe CDC has begun recommending that people discontinue the use of any electronic cigarette or other device used for vaping until it can say, with some degree of certainty, what has been making people sick across the country and, in some cases, costing people their lives. This recommendation is a change from the FDA’s initial direction on the matter that specifically targeted illicit, street-purchased vape cartridges ...

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As New School Year Starts, Youth Vaping Takes Center Stage

youth vaping big concern as new school year startsAs the nation’s kids start packing backpacks and heading out the door for another school year, parents are eyeing those packs in increasing numbers and wondering if their children might be vaping. The CDC, the FDA, and a growing number of physicians are ringing alarm bells on statistics that indicate that the youth vaping trend is growing, and they want to get the word out about the consequences. ...

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Access to Shingrix May Come Down to Where You Look

Shingrix vaccine may be in short supplyIt’s been a good year for GlaxoSmithKline. Just one year after its Shingrix shingles vaccine was approved by the FDA, the drug is in such high demand that availability has become an issue and the drug manufacturer is ramping up production to meet the growing need.

“We understand that this is a challenging situation to manage, and GSK is fully committed to expediting resupply throughout 2018. Going forward, providers and patients ...

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Lax Prevention Protocols Lead to Infection Outbreak at New Jersey Clinic

New Jersey clinic spreads infection through lax prevention controlsStandard procedures called for the injectable medication to be given within one hour of drawing it into a syringe. When a New Jersey outpatient medical clinic was drawing shots and storing them for up to four days before use, patients suddenly found themselves in surgery and fighting for their lives to fend off a potentially fatal infection. In all, 41 patients of the Osteo Relief ...

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Heater-Cooler Risks Could be Far More Severe than Originally Thought

CDC warns on heater-cooler useWhen doctors and researchers first discovered the link between heater-cooler devices and a bacterial infection, they thought they’d found the reason for a few patients falling ill after cardiothoracic surgery. However, as more information came to light, the implications – as well as the risks involved in using the devices – are growing far beyond those initial concerns.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently issued a warning of those risks. ...

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CDC: FluMist No Longer a Viable Vaccination Method

cdc recommends against flumistThe injection-averse will be less than pleased to learn that the CDC is recommending against the use of the FluMist flu vaccine for this year’s flu season. Why?

According to a flu expert at the agency: “We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective.”

The news will impact more than those that simply preferred the nasal spray delivery methodology offered by FluMist. Licensed and marketed by AstraZeneca since 2003, the CDC’s Advisory Panel ...

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