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  • Pulled Pork Samich
    OK, I had a big 'ole BBQ pork samich for lunch yesterday, and it was might tasty. AND I have not experienced any symptoms of the swine flu. It was difficult to eat because I had to constantly remove the off-the-shelf mask I was wearing--which did make a good napkin.I was ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Swine Flu is Not a Partisan Issue, Policy Expert Says
    At right,Donald F. Kettl, incoming public policy dean, University of Maryland   Donald Kettl, incoming public policy dean at the University of Maryland and a top expert of public administration, says that the U.S. government faces a keen test of calibrating its ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • CDC Releases Guidelines to Assist With Swine Flu Precautions
    The Centers for Disease Control has issued several guidance documents to assist healthcare professionals with the management of potential swine flu cases: Interim Guidance on Specimen Collection and Processing for Patients with Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Precept Medical Products, Inc. Announces Divestiture of Surgical Pack, Drape and OR Gown Business
    Precept Medical Products, Inc. today announced the sale of its UltraGard Surgical Pack, Drape, and OR Gown business to Medline Industries, Inc. The sale is the culmination of Precept’s strategy announced in September 2008 to formally separate the company’s ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Influenza Medicines
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in response to requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to make available to public health and medical personnel important diagnostic and therapeutic tools to ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • WHO Advances Phase of Swine Flu Pandemic Alert
    The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) has considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has considered reports of possible spread to additional countries. On the advice of the ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Swine Flu Fear
    I’ve been watching the swine flu story develop in the media the last few days and was glad to see our blogger Nancy Haberstich address the impending hysteria. While I believe we must be prepared, I worry about needless panic created in part by savvy marketers who are ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Vaccines Are for Adults, Too: Are Your Shots Up to Date?
    Routine vaccination of children has helped eliminate or greatly reduce many devastating illnesses, including measles, polio, whooping cough and diphtheria. But vaccinations are not just for children, they’re for adults, too. For some adults, the news that they need to ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Given with Microneedle Patches Proves Effective
    Flu vaccine delivered through skin patches containing microneedles has proven just as effective at preventing influenza in mice as intramuscular, hypodermic flu immunization. A team of researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology believes the new ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Universal Flu Vaccine Holds Promise
    At right,Robert Belshe, MD, director of the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development.An influenza vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of flu is a little closer to reality, Saint Louis University vaccine ...More
    April 28, 2009 Posted in News