Spring is here. So is allergy season. Tree pollen is the biggest cause of spring allergies. People with severe grass and ragweed allergies will start feeling the symptoms in a couple of months. That means more than 50 million allergic Americans are bracing themselves for sneezes and watery eyes.
Mylan N.V. today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The first day of Spring has passed but the flu still remains. State health officials report flu activity remains widespread throughout the region, and one type of influenza continues to rise this month. Patient First medical centers have recorded a significant rise in positive cases of the influenza B virus over the last week.
Throughout the vigorous debate regarding federal health care policy in recent years, Virginia’s community hospitals and health systems have consistently made the case for policies that enhance patient access to essential health services, and that promote health care quality, safety, and value.
Kids in Virginia will unite against tobacco use on March 15 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans from the Vietnam War – known as “Blue Water” veterans for their service in waters off the coast – are eligible to receive disability and health care benefits they have earned for diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.