Triaminic Vapor Patch Recall

Important recall: Triaminic Vapor PatchesI received this important release via email the other day and want to share it with everyone:June 19, 2006Dear Doctor:RE: Recall of Vapor Patch by TriaminicI wanted to make you aware that Novartis Consumer Health announced today it has voluntarily recalled the Vapor Patch product, marketed under the Triaminic brand. Below is the press release that was … [Read more...]

All for one, One for All…at least in theory

Today's Globe had an interesting article: US health beyind Canada's, study finds. The punch line is actually in the subtitle: Preventive care makes difference, researcher says.This is old news in so many ways. Preventive care has been the hallmark of medicine for a very long time. The new news is more that the US is falling behind its closest allies such as Canada and England. The studies were … [Read more...]

Water, Water Everywhere but not all of it is safe for our kids to drink

I grabbed some Dannon water at Target last week when rushing through with my kids. My daughter loved the size and the fact that they had sports tops - just right for little hands and backpacks. When I got home, I noticed the water had fluoride in it. Back to the store, I thought. Why? Simple. Most of our water supplies in Massachusetts already has enough fluoride in it for our children's … [Read more...]

Avoiding Medication Mishaps

We've all seen and heard the news this week. CVS admitted to prescription filling mistakes. One man was given the wrong medication and in another instance a toddler's insulin was mixed incorrectly. All reports indicate that CVS made statements on their web site. To CVS I ask: where is the statement? I looked all over the site today and found neither an easily viewed statement or information on … [Read more...]