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Using Costume Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Could Turn Your Eyes into a Permanent Fright

If you are considering adding costume contact lenses to your Halloween get-up this season, make sure you don’t purchase them from a gas station, online store, or other unlicensed dealers — or you and your eyes could be in for a real scare. Costume contact lenses are also referred to by several descriptive names such…

Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Nearly 48 million people are sickened nationwide every year by food contaminated with harmful germs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates. While most people know that handling animal products carefully is necessary to prevent illness, washing meat and poultry is not recommended. However, washing fruits and vegetables is recommended and can help consumers…

Proteja a sus mascotas: tenga cuidado con el uso de las farmacias en la internet

Por Laura Kujubu • 20 de junio de 2018 Comprar medicamentos recetados en línea para usted puede ser riesgoso. Esto también aplica al pedir medicamentos para mascotas en una farmacia vía internet. La Administración de Alimentos y Fármacos (FDA como sus siglas en inglés) de los EE. UU. advierte a los dueños de mascotas que…

Protect Your Pets: Beware of Using Online Pharmacies

Buying online prescription drugs for yourself can be a risky proposition. The same applies when ordering pet medications from an online pharmacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pet owners to be extremely careful if buying from an online retailer. Similar to some online pharmacies for people, online pharmacies for animals may be…

Food Poisoning In The Summertime

What’s not to like? Potato salad, barbecued chicken, and fresh fruits and veggies. Warm weather inspires outdoor outings equipped with picnic favorites. But with summertime staples, perhaps prepared and eaten outdoors, come possible health risks. If food is handled or cooked improperly, it can become contaminated and there’s a chance you can get a food-borne…

Eye Spy with My Little Eye. Light-Adaptive Contact Lenses Are Coming!

Many of us know someone who wears prescription eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses when they are exposed to sunlight.  These are also known as photochromic lenses. For the last 50 years, this convenient option was only available in eyeglasses, but now a change is on the horizon for consumers who wear contact lenses. Pending approval…

FDA Warns of Flu Treatment Claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers to be wary of unapproved products claiming to prevent, treat or cure influenza or flu and to avoid buying prescription-only flu medicines from unlicensed online pharmacies. This year’s deadly flu season may tempt some consumers to buy unproven flu treatments, and even…

BPA Still Used in Food Packaging

The potential dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, have been in the news for years. However, despite numerous studies and expert opinions, it still receives federal approval in some plastic food containers. This chemical component helps to harden plastic and can be found in our food storage containers and water bottles. BPA is also used…

Don’t Let Your Halloween Costume Contact Lenses Turn Your Eyes into a Permanent Fright

If you are considering using costume contact lenses as part of your Halloween get-up this season, make sure you don’t purchase them from a gas station, online store, or other unlicensed dealer—or you and your eyes could be in for a real scare. Costume contact lenses are also referred to by several descriptive names such…

Diabetics Gain More Protection From Bad Actors Thanks to AB 602

People affected by diabetes received some good news this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 602 into law. The law, which takes effect immediately, helps protect the health and safety of patients with diabetes by prohibiting pharmacies from selling or distributing counterfeit or improperly stored test strips and glucose meters.…

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