Laundry detergent pods risky for children

Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children — One young child per day hospitalized in 2012 and 2013 because of pods; researchers recommend households with young children use traditional detergent instead – Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing machine without ever having to measure out a liquid or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks for young children.

Besivance eye drop approved to treat bacterial conjunctivitis

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Besivance to Treat Bacterial Conjunctivitis – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Besivance (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 percent) for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis (non-viral), a contagious condition marked by irritation of the eyes and a discharge from the mucous membranes.

Retail clinics attracting patients with no regular doctor

Typical patients of retail medical health clinics in the United States include patients who don’t have regular health care provider or doctor. – Retail medical clinics located in pharmacies and other stores typically attract insured and uninsured patients who are seeking help for a small group of easy-to-treat illnesses or preventive care and do not otherwise have a regular health care provider, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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