“Opioid Addiction At Work Is A Major Challenge for Employers” #Opiod #Addiction #Safety

"Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it," the commission, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said in an interim report Monday. "The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and completely within your control. Declare a national emergency." By Genevieve Douglas The U.S. opioid addiction crisis is hitting the workplace … Continue reading “Opioid Addiction At Work Is A Major Challenge for Employers” #Opiod #Addiction #Safety

“Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt

By: Marko Karr, CHST - "Stop, Think, Prevent" Program Author & Owner One is Too Many! I found myself thinking this today... In May of 2016, I proudly posted on LinkedIn how my company honored the National OSHA Stand Down Week for Fall Prevention. We are committed to reducing falls and improving the industry. The … Continue reading “Stop, Think, Prevent” – “A New Workplace Safety Campaign Is Emerging” @StopThinkPrevnt

“How You Could Test Positive For Drugs When You’re Not”

https://youtu.be/3OY5o1x8tus An estimated 45 to 50 million employees are drug tested each year in the United States. Are they accurate every time, though? Turns out, it can be wrong on more occasions than one might expect. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook  

“The Complexities Of Medical Marijuana In The Workplace” #Safety #RX

by Laurie Weinstein  | Akerman LLP - HR Defense With the growing list of states legalizing marijuana, are workplace drug policies up in smoke? As the new year begins, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota join the growing list of states that have legalized medical marijuana. Currently, 28 states* and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana use for certain medicinal … Continue reading “The Complexities Of Medical Marijuana In The Workplace” #Safety #RX

Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Monday. Tacky mats used to trap dirt and other contaminants from workers’ shoes prior to entering a clean room “were visibly soiled with assorted debris,” according to the report from Massachusetts’ … Continue reading Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

OSHA, NIOSH Highlight Safe Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

Hospital and health care employers were reminded recently that hazardous drugs such as antineoplastic drugs can pose serious job-related health risks to workers if proper precautions are not used in handling the drugs. NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission highlighted the need for safe practices in a letter to hospitals in the U.S. Drugs used … Continue reading OSHA, NIOSH Highlight Safe Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

Nuclear Crisis Spikes Sales of Anti-Radiation Iodine Pills – Note: Do Not Take Unecessarily If You Reside in the US

By Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements that can block some radiation have surged nationwide since Friday, fueled by concerns among some Americans that radiation released from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to the United States. Potassium iodide supplements — which can protect the thyroid gland if … Continue reading Nuclear Crisis Spikes Sales of Anti-Radiation Iodine Pills – Note: Do Not Take Unecessarily If You Reside in the US

The FDA may require prescriptions for products with common cough suppressant due to abuse by teens and young adults

2nd Video Courtesy of CNN® Last year, more than 8,000 people, mostly teens, were treated at emergency rooms because they abused over-the-counter cough suppressants, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Now in an effort to control these substances, the FDA is considering whether to make medicines like Nyquil, Robitussin and Tylenol Cold tablets, prescription drugs. An … Continue reading The FDA may require prescriptions for products with common cough suppressant due to abuse by teens and young adults

Children’s Tylenol recall: Parents wonder what to do

Anxious parents are preparing to call doctors Monday morning and scouring the Internet for information after an enormous recall of over-the-counter liquid medications for infants and children that was announced abruptly on Friday evening. The recall affects all unexpired lots of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl formulated for youngsters — more than 43 liquid products … Continue reading Children’s Tylenol recall: Parents wonder what to do

FDA Warns about Serious Side Effects from Maalox Mix-Ups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week about the potential for serious side effects from mistakenly using Maalox Total Relief instead of other Maalox products. The two products are intended for the relief of different symptoms and contain different active ingredients. Maalox Total Relief is an upset stomach reliever and anti-diarrheal medication, … Continue reading FDA Warns about Serious Side Effects from Maalox Mix-Ups

Urgent! – Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of McNeil Over-the-Counter Products

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is expanding its December 2009 recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet bottles to include certain lots of over-the-counter Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph products. The company is carrying out this recall because they have received several consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was … Continue reading Urgent! – Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of McNeil Over-the-Counter Products

Tylenol Recall 2009 EXPANDED, All Arthritis Pain Caplets Recalled

A Tylenol recall on arthritis caplets has just gotten larger, as Johnson & Johnson has expanded the recall to include all such products. A recall last month included five lots of the product with the Red EZ-Open Cap, but now Tylenol says all lots of the Tylenol Arthritis Pain caplets are included. Per Trading Markets, … Continue reading Tylenol Recall 2009 EXPANDED, All Arthritis Pain Caplets Recalled

FDA Unveils Safe Use Initiative that Targets Preventable Harm from Medication Use – Agency also releases drug dosage guidance for measuring devices included with OTC medications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the Safe Use Initiative, a program aimed at reducing the likelihood of preventable harm from medication use. “Too many people suffer unnecessary injuries from avoidable medication misuse, errors and other problems. The FDA is launching the Safe Use Initiative to develop targeted solutions for reducing these injuries,” … Continue reading FDA Unveils Safe Use Initiative that Targets Preventable Harm from Medication Use – Agency also releases drug dosage guidance for measuring devices included with OTC medications