Category Archives: FDA

Acetaminophen Dosage Concerns

According to a safety alert released by the FDA on January 14, 2014: FDA is recommending health care professionals discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule or … Continue reading

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FDA to Take a Closer Look at Antibacterial Soaps

OK, I apologize I’ve been absent for a bit, but please come back and I’ll try to regain your trust. There have been questions regarding the safety of antibacterial soaps and body washes for quite a while in the scientific … Continue reading

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Drug Information

So you’ve just come from your physician’s office and are on the way to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription. Your health care provider has explained why you’re going to be taking the medication, the pharmacist will ask you if you … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplements

We are all bombarded with advertisements and conflicting news reports regarding vitamins.  If you’re like me I’m left wondering – Do I need to take a daily vitamin? What brand is the best? What do I risk by not taking … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice

Last week, Consumer Reports (you will be prompted to enter your Syosset Public Library barcode) published findings of “worrisome” levels of arsenic in ordinary rice sold in the U.S. Arsenic contamination affected a variety of rice forms: brown and white, … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Recall

Trader Joe’s Voluntarily Recalls Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter Because of Possible Health Risk.  Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111), Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 98927) and Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku … Continue reading

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Being Safe in the Sun

I hope everyone had a safe and healthy Memorial Day.  I spent the weekend at a local music festival – three days of celebrating the music of Bob Dylan!  I have fair skin and played it safe – I applied … Continue reading

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