Health

Potential salmonella contamination prompts recall of type of goldfish crackers

Potential salmonella contamination prompts recall of type of goldfish crackers

Mars Food Canada recalled select Uncle Ben's rice products in eastern Canada, including its Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about a possible salmonella contamination . The cooperative has reached out to its manufacturing customers and brokers who distribute the whey product now involved in four manufacturer recalls.


Chinese premier vows crackdown in latest vaccine scare

Chinese premier vows crackdown in latest vaccine scare

Changsheng said in a regulatory filing that the suspension of its rabies vaccine production would have a significant impact on its finances and that some regional disease control agencies had suspended some of its other vaccines. An apology has been issued by the company, but that will not so easily turn around the fall in its share price. The scandal has prompted speculation that mainland Chinese would take their children outside mainland China for vaccines as has happened with ...


West Nile virus discovered in Estevan area

West Nile virus discovered in Estevan area

An adult in Southeastern North Carolina has died of West Nile virus, the state Department of Health reported Friday. Those mosquitoes carry diseases like West Nile Virus, which had 62 reported cases past year. When outdoors, use insect repellent EPA-registered active ingredient on clothing and skin, including picaridin, DEET, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus. Clay County pest control workers will proceed with "elevated operations" until mosquito levels have dropped to "acceptable" levels and ...


Pharma giant Merck just lowered the prices of some of its medications

Pharma giant Merck just lowered the prices of some of its medications

President Trump once again honed in on the high cost of USA prescription drugs on Thursday morning, praising Novartis and Pfizer for their recent decisions not to raise prices. The U.S. drugmaker reversed course after the president complained its hike was interfering with his administration's drug pricing plan . The New Jersey-based drugmaker will slash its hepatitis C treatment Zepatier by 60 percent and will lower the list price of six other drugs by 10 percent.


Blood pressure medicine recalled due to possible cancer risk

Blood pressure medicine recalled due to possible cancer risk

Pakistan is among 23 countries, which have separately announced a recall of several drugs with valsartan as a precautionary measure to protect patient health. If you are unable to find that information on the label, contact the pharmacy where you purchased your medication . Vulsartan is the commonly used medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.