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  • Additional Metformin Products Recalled August 5, 2020

    Metformin Products

    FDA warns of cancer-causing impurity in some metformin products

    (RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about an additional voluntary recall of certain extended-release metformin products.

    The FDA is notifying patients about ...

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  • FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol: Do Not Use These August 1, 2020

    FDA Hand Sanitizers COVID-19

    Click here to read the full article with the names of products that contain methanol.

    FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has ...

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  • October 26th: National Drug Take Back Day October 4, 2019

    Take Back Day: Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Here are the local drop off locations:

     

    COLLECTION SITE   Directions
    If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, sites are added every day.
    TORRANCE POLICE DEPARTMENT**
    SAM’S CLUB
    IN FRONT OF STORE
      Map
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  • Drug Take Back Day September 3, 2019

    Drug Take Back Day: Beth Dorn, MDEven more convenient and environmentally sound are programs such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in communities nationwide.  The next one is ...

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  • An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US April 29, 2019

    What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations?

    • Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity ...
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  • Important: Valsartan medication recall July 21, 2018

    Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, have been recalled due to an impurity — N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) — in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.  The presence of NDMA is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured, according ...

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  • Spring 2018 Newsletter May 24, 2018

    Please enjoy my Spring newsletter which includes articles on blood pressure guidelines and generic vs. brand name drugs. Click here to read.

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  • Upcoming Community Events November 7, 2016

    I encourage you to attend one of these upcoming classes within the community: 

    Advance HealthCare Directive

    November 9 | 6-7:30 pm

    Attend this workshop to learn how you can communicate your healthcare wishes in writing to your family, friends and healthcare team. 

     

    Infant Massage

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  • Summer/Fall 2016 Newsletter September 13, 2016

    The Summer/Fall 2016 newsletter features articles on opioids, blood pressure and sodium reduction.

    Click here to read the Summer/Fall 2016 newsletter

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  • Spring 2016 Newsletter May 16, 2016

    The Spring 2016 newsletter features articles on keeping joints flexible and pain free, keeping our skin healthy as we age and takes a look at natural/organic food labeling.

    Click here to read the Spring 2016 newsletter.

     

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