MIAMI - The Zika virus will become endemic to Florida, the nation’s highest ranking infectious disease expert told Florida health officials earlier this week, according to a report in the Miami Herald. “Here’s the plain truth: that Zika and other diseases spread by Aedes aegypti [mosquito species] are really not controllable with current technologies. So we will see this become endemic,” Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "What we anticipate will happen is that this season will calm down within the continental United States. We hope that Miami-Dade will stop having cases, but we can't promise that. [And] we will see parts of the hemisphere where it will be endemic. It will come back every year.” (Miami Herald)
The most notable ADA recommendation calls for three or more minutes of light activity, such as walking, leg extensions or overhead arm stretches, every 30 minutes during prolonged sedentary activities for improved blood sugar management.
Inspired by Drive will initially focus on a combination of enhancement of existing products and the creation of new products, specifically in three pediatric rehab categories: alternative positioning, bathing/toileting and mobility.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy.
The FDA's Canadian equivalent has 11 AERs associated with homeopathic teething remedies. However, when further researched, those that were considered serious adverse events were not associated at all with the teething products.
In addition, the NCPA board passed two resolutions - to battle DIR fees as an organization and to promote inclusion of independent pharmacists in value-based purchasing arrangements and alternative payment models.
Awards given out by NCPA and the NCPA Foundation at the NCPA 2016 Annual Convention honored pharmacists for leadership in adherence, lifetime achievement, and their commitment to education, as well as standout NCPA student chapters and members.
WASHINGTON - The National Retail Federation announced earlier this week it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6% to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5% and above the seven-year average of 3.4% since recovery began in 2009.
Additionally, NRF is forecasting non-store sales to increase between 7% and 10% to as much as $117 billion.
Bio-Oil produced a video in partnership with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors to address the life-changing benefits that burn camps, such as Camp Nah Nah Mah run by the University of Utah, can offer young burn survivors.