April 1, 2020 — Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home — some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?
While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study didn’t include fabric. “So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it is from frequently touched hard surfaces like elevator buttons or door handles,” wrote Lisa Maragakis, MD, senior director of infection prevention at the Johns Hopkins Health System.
for the complete article: webmd.com/lung/news/20200401
** Products Promoted for Pain relief Contain Hidden Drug Ingredients
FDA is notifying consumers of certain products promoted for pain relief that have been found to contain hidden ingredients. These products might cause potentially serious side effects and could interact with medications or dietary supplements a consumer is taking. Consumers should use caution when considering purchasing these types of products.
FDA’s Health Fraud Product Database includes only a small fraction of the potentially dangerous products marketed to consumers online and in stores. Even if a product is not included in this list, consumers should exercise caution before using these types of products.
** Non-sterile, Single-use Pneumatic Tourniquet Cuffs Conservation Strategies – Letter to Health Care Providers June 5, 2023The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of health care facilities and providers experiencing localized supply constraints of non-sterile, single-use pneumatic tourniquet cuffs in the United States. These devices are mainly used in elective limb surgeries and in emergency and trauma settings. During interruptions in the supply of these devices, the FDA is recommending health care facilities and healthcare providers implement conservation strategies such as using alternative devices and reusing existing devices after appropriate sterilization/disinfection procedures have been appropriately followed.
J.T.M. Provisions Company, a Harrison, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 22,530 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef chili with beans products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically white plastic.
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