Posts Tagged 'HIV'

Northern New Jersey Surgery Center Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

lax sanitation could have exposed surgery center patients to diseasesIn the days leading up to and following the holidays, a knock at the door from someone wearing a USPS uniform usually means a surprise has arrived and is wrapped with paper and a bow. For hundreds of patients of the Saddle Brook HealthPlus Surgery Center, however, the carrier brought a surprise of the worst kind.

The repeated failure to follow sterilization and sanitation procedures ...

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FDA warns of mixing statins, protease inhibitors

The federal Food and Drug Administration put out a warning on March 1 about mixing protease inhibitors, used to treat HIV and hepatitis C, and certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

The combination of the drugs can cause a form of muscle injury called myopathy, according to the FDA. The most serious form of myopathy, called rabdomyolosis, can lead to deadly kidney failure.

According to the FDA, labels for both the protease inhibitors and the affected statins are being updated ...

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