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  • Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Aug-2014

    In our last post, we discussed how pharmaceutical companies have begun to profit from the proliferation of compound drugs, as reported by the New York Times. Today, we will examine the measures various entities have taken to investigate and regulate these products. Catamaran, a pharmacy benefits manager, discovered their spending on compounded drugs had increased fourfold over the past two years. ...
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  • Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-Aug-2014

    The rising costs of health care in the United States are no secret to doctors, patients, or pharmacists. Lifesaving drugs, procedures, and equipment continue to place a high cost burden on consumers and their insurers. Among the fastest-growing and most expensive treatments patients received as of late are compounded drugs, according to a recent article by the New York Times. These formulations ...
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  • Labor Day Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-Aug-2014

    As the beginning of school approaches, so does Labor Day. This holiday provides a much-needed three-day weekend for many professionals and allows families and friends to gather for one last summer celebration. Although Labor Day is an enjoyable occasion for millions of Americans, the weekend also presents heightened risks to drivers. According to AAA, about 29.2 million people expect to drive over ...
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  • New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Aug-2014

    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a major clinical trial scientists conducted to explore the benefits of niacin in patients with hardened arteries. Researchers found it did slightly raise HDL ...
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  • Hot Car Deaths, the Law, and a New Way to Prevent Them

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Aug-2014

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Over the years, we have posted multiple times about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars: Kids and Hot Cars: The Dangers of Hyperthermia "Baby Left in Vehicle for 30 Minutes on Hot Day" Hot Cars and Young Children Together Create Tragic Results Considering Leaving a Child in a Hot Car/ Think Again. Recent Child Car Deaths ...
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  • 6 Quick Tips for Back-to-School Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 25-Aug-2014

    As fall approaches, students and their parents begin preparing for the new school year. Whether children feel excitement, dread, or nonchalance about going back to school, the season certainly presents a change of pace from the more relaxed days of summer. Along with returning to school come a new set of safety risks for children of all ages. As families work to create new routines, keeping the ...
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  • What Does the FDA Say about Sunscreen Labels?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 24-Aug-2014

    Spending time in the sun represents one of the most enjoyable parts of summer, but the risk of sunburn, early aging and skin cancer do not. To mitigate these risks while keeping individuals more comfortable all season long, numerous sunscreens exist. In the past, these products have made claims on their packaging that have failed to bear out in regular use. Those believing they were providing ...
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  • Recent Child Car Deaths Highlight Need for Heightened Awareness

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-Aug-2014

    Parents across the United States are becoming more aware of the dangers of leaving children locked in hot cars. A recent Georgia case, in which a 22-month-old child died after remaining locked in a car while his father worked all day, has led to widespread outrage and concern. The father claims he forgot his son was in the car when he arrived at work. The temperature climbed to 92 degrees that ...
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  • Chicken Nugget Recall Sheds Light on Food Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Aug-2014

    Earlier this month, Perdue issued a recall of over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after customers reported contaminated products. The chicken nugget recall pertains to 8-ounce boxes of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets, some of which allegedly contained small plastic particles. The company produced the nuggets on February 5, 2014, and they were marked to remain on shelves until the same ...
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