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Federals has indicted and arrested the former president of Miami-Luken, a former top official, and two West Virginia pharmacists for illegally distributing millions or prescription painkillers opioids. If found guilty, the suspects could face up to 20 years of imprisonment. Deaths from opioid drug overdose have been a major concern in America.
On Wednesday, the director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared an ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency. He described it as “a concerning geographic expansion” but said it does not pose a global threat.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Teva’s AirDuo Digihaler, a combination of fluticasone and salmeterol, which can be connected to mobile. The Digihaler provides information on inhaler use to patients, which can be shared with their doctor to assess the treatment adherence and progress.
According to health officials of DRC, the first case of Ebola has been detected on Sunday in Goma. So far, the Ebola outbreak in DRC has infected over 2,500 people and killed more than 1,600. Goma implemented precautionary measures before the expected arrival of Ebola a year ago.
On Friday, Google has honored Dr. René Favaloro with a Doodle for his pioneering cardiac artery bypass surgery, a procedure that is recommended to patients with coronary heart disease, preventing heart attacks. CABG is now performed on numerous patients with CHD, saving their precious lives.
According to a survey conducted by Philadelphia researchers, most US pharmacies are often out of stock of an opioid antidote called naloxone. And of those pharmacies that did stock naloxone, 40 percent asked for a prescription and most refused to give it to anyone under 18 years of age.
Altaire Pharmaceutical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for several eye drops and ointments that are exclusively sold at Walmart and Walgreens. The recall has been issued after they were found to be non-sterile. The use of non-sterile eye drops and ointment could lead to serious and life-threatening infections or even death.