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European swine flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy cases

With the flu outbreak intensifying in the northeast, more people are seeking vaccinations. This is normally a safe and predictable ritual of winter. However, this year’s flu shots could lead Read More

FDA requires reduction of zolpidem in sleep aids

Prescriptions of sleep aids have exploded in the last decade, with nearly 60 million being given in 2011. Sleeping pills have become so popular that stories of Ambien based antics Read More

Changes coming to nursing home accreditation standards

As competition between nursing homes intensifies, it is common for facilities look for ways to differentiate themselves. A new accreditation program may help New Jersey nursing homes achieve their goals while Read More

What we hope not to see in 2013

With 2012 in the books, we start our latest post by wishing our readers a happy and prosperous New Year. With that said, we look back on pharmaceutical issues  that we Read More

Fiery crash leaves one dead, 33 injured

The Long Island Expressway was covered with mangled pieces of charred metal, tires and debris after a chain reaction of crashes occurred Wednesday afternoon. According to an Associated Press report, Read More

Nursing homes struggle after Hurricane Sandy

The destruction that came about due to Hurricane Sandy has been well-chronicled, but not much has been reported about the hospitals and long-term care facilities that serve as home to Read More

FDA reports glass particles found in atorvastatin

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall involving atorvastatin, the generic version of the popular cholesterol reducing drug, Lipitor. According to a number of news reports, the Read More

Toys to avoid during the holiday season

The Black Friday shopping frenzy started earlier than usual this year, with many shoppers leaving the dinner table on Thanksgiving to seek deals on the latest gadgets and toys. In Read More

Common sleep drug increases risk of falls

It’s said that in the hospital, it’s hard to find rest. Often, patients are prescribed Ambien, a common sleep aid, in order to rest through the night. However, according to Read More

Multi-vehicle accident closes Lincoln Tunnel

Traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel was tied up for hours yesterday after a motor vehicle accident closed the north-bound tube. Just before noon, an accident occurred involving five trucks and Read More

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