#Laboratory Tests

Blood pressure medications on recall list

As part of Lupin’s ongoing assessment, analysis revealed that certain tested API batches (but not finished product batches) were above the specification limit for the impurity, N-nitrosoirbesartan. Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling the below-mentioned batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets to the consumer level. Irbesartan Tablets...
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Cleveland Jewish News

Ohio reports 339 new COVID-19 deaths

Ohio has had 1,515,838 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,078 cases from Oct. 21 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Oct. 22. The state's 21-day average is 4,554. Ohio has an average of 419.2 cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks, the ODH reported Oct. 21. The...
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Details of 3 new local confirmed cases linked outside Beijing announced

  China News Service, Beijing, October 23 (Reporter Du Yan) On October 23, at a press conference on Beijing's epidemic prevention and control work, Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced, from 12:00 on October 22 to At 11 o'clock on the 23rd, Beijing added 3 newly confirmed cases of local new coronary pneumonia associated with outside Beijing.
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Freshline Foods expands recall of ‘noodles’ because of Listeria tests

Freshline Foods Ltd. has expanded its recall of “veggie” noodles because of the risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have the recalled products in their homes should dispose of them immediately, according to a recall notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recall is the result of CFIA testing.

Glenoaks Boulevard Memorial Erected Following Fatal Traffic Accident

Cars and other vehicles were zipping along the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Maclay Avenue in the City of San Fernando on Tuesday, Oct. 19, perhaps oblivious to a fatal accident that occurred there two days ago, perhaps too much in a rush to notice the street memorial set up for a young teen who lost his life.

ROSEN Group Sets the Course for the Future and Opens its First own Hydrogen Test Laboratory

New Test Center Building in Lingen (Ems) The ROSEN Group sets the course for the future and opens its first own hydrogen test laboratory at the Lingen (Ems) site. It is part of the new, approximately 4,000 m² Test Center building on the company’s test site. Now that ROSEN has greatly expanded this area, the framework conditions for about 100 additional jobs have been created at the Lingen (Ems) site.

British engineer and his family’s death in California caused by extreme heat – not toxic algae | US News

A British-born software engineer, his wife and their one-year-old baby, whose deaths while hiking in California left investigators mystified, are likely to have died from hyperthermia and dehydration. Investigators say they believe Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung and their one-year-old daughter Aurelia Miju Chung-Gerrish died as a result of extreme heat...

COVID-19 Oct 19-Oct 21: 1 Death, 102 New Cases in Southern Health

Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:. a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;. a male in his 50s from the Northern health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified...

Manitoba sees 92 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The province says they issued one dozen COVID-19 enforcement tickets in the past week. Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:. a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;. a male...
Psychiatric Times

Case 2: Prescribing Intranasal Esketamine

Lisa Harding, MD: We’re going to answer some of these questions as well as we move on to the second case scenario. This is a patient who’s been diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression and has been prescribed intranasal esketamine. This patient is a 42-year-old woman with long-standing MDD [major depressive disorder] and chronic anxiety who was diagnosed in her 20s. She’s now referred with complaints of anxiety, hedonia, and boredom. The patient has tried several treatments over the course of her illness, such as quetiapine, citalopram, paroxetine, and lithium, without complete relief of symptoms. Blood levels were checked regularly and found to be within therapeutic range. She has since developed chronic kidney disease. The patient has a BMI [body mass index] of 30 and severe scoliosis. She was subsequently started on intranasal esketamine.

Treatment Options for Systemic Lupus Erythematous

W. Hayes Wilson, MD: Let’s talk about treatment options for systemic lupus erythematosus, and when we’re looking at treatment options, are there guidelines, or factors that you consider when you first start treating a patient?. Kostas N. Botsoglou, MD: As we know, the cornerstone for a patient with lupus is...

South Carolina medical practice pays $1.25M to settle improper billing allegations

Colonial Family Practice, a physician-owned primary and urgent care practice with multiple locations in South Carolina, will pay $1.25 million to settle allegations that it billed government insurers for medically unnecessary services, the Justice Department said Oct. 20. Prosecutors alleged that the practice filed claims for medically unnecessary nuclear stress...

Nevada state lab director may be called as witness in Theranos trial

The director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory is on the government’s list of possible witnesses in the high-profile criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Nevada’s lab director, Mark Pandori, briefly served as co-lab director at Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup launched by Holmes, who...

Phase 3 VISION Trial in mCRPC

Scott T. Tagawa, MD, FACP: PSMA [prostate-specific membrane antigen]-targeted radionuclide therapy means directing a radionuclide, which is either generally a beta or alpha emitter. People are familiar with alpha emitters, as in the approved radium-223, and may remember some beta emitters. Certainly, everyone’s familiar with iodine-131 for thyroid cancer. But in the older days, we used strontium and samarium to palliate painful bone metastasis. Lutetium-177 is an approved agent targeting somatostatin for GI [gastrointestinal] neuroendocrine tumors, and is one of the leading agents in a number of tumor types, including prostate cancer. We can target or aim these radionuclides against PSMA using either small molecules or antibodies. I’m not going to go into great details about these other than to say that they have different properties and kinetics. Both are given intravenously or systemically and wind up in the tumor. The small molecules wind up in some other PSMA-positive areas, and I do think that’s important to know in terms of the toxicity or adverse event profile.

Innovating With Performance-Focused BMD Process

Industry and agencies share a unified desire for pavements that perform well under the loads of the traveling public and the environments in which they are placed. Asphalt pavement mixture design has evolved as demands on pavements increase and as engineering continues to advance in building high-performance and cost-efficient pavements. That's led to balanced mix design (BMD), which is proving successful in places like Alabama. But it might still be "new" to some road owners and mix producers.