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Complete Care Medicine has Partnered with PageViews Interactive LLC to Announce the Influenza and Medical Support Necessary for the 2012-2013 Flu Season


(PRWEB) December 18, 2012

After reviewing the latest flu data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Complete Care Medicine has teamed up with PageViews Interactive LLC to inform Gilbert residents about the influenza epidemic that affects them.

Although Arizona is not one of the eight states currently identified as suffering from widespread influenza activity, it is identified as having ongoing regional influenza concerns. To help locals protect themselves and their families from the health dangers associated with contracting the flu, Complete Care Medicine offers Gilbert residents the flu shot now and urges them to come in now.

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness. It spreads quickly when sick individuals expose healthy ones to the virus via coughing and sneezing. While hand washing and limiting the exposure to individuals known to be sick are still indicated, only a flu vaccine provides the best way to prevent getting sick with influenza. Flu shots are appropriate for anyone over the age of six months.

Any Gilbert pediatrician can evaluate a childs readiness and overall health condition to see if the youngster qualifies for the flu vaccine. For adults, the family doctor Gilbert, AZ locals have come to trust is Complete Care Medicine. Remember that anyone with heart disease, asthma, blood disorders, diabetes, kidney problems and liver disorders is at heightened risk of suffering flu-related health complications.

Complete Care Medicine has enlisted the assistance of PageViews to warn Gilbert residents to take seriously the warnings published by the CDC and come in today to receive a flu shot. It may save their lives.

About PageViews Interactive LLC

PageViews provides performance SEO services to companies looking to increase Internet marketing revenues. By custom tailoring an online marketing strategy to the businesses, the company assists with the creation of a steady organic traffic stream. Contact PageViews by calling 480-556-9752 or visiting the companys website at http://www.pageviews.com/.


About Complete Care Medicine

Complete Care Medicines staff is made up of caring family physicians in Gilbert, AZ. Located at the northeast corner of Higley and Ray Road at 1489 South Higley Road in Suite 101, the staff welcomes new patients between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday. Fridays afternoon appointments are reserved for sick patients with same-day appointments only. Call the office at 480-457-8800 or visit the website at http://www.completecaremedicine.com/ for more information.







Meeting the CDC Challenge: Comar Introduces a Safer Measure for Childrens Medicine


Buena, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

Comar is protecting children with an easy-to-use, two part system called DoseGuard. Responding to the call of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Comar created the DoseGuard system to prevent unintentional ingestion of liquid medications by children. The products innovative design gives parents and caregivers the ability to prevent infants and toddlers from gaining unsupervised access to liquid medications. Product samples are currently available.

Each year in the US, the CDC reports that one out of every 151 two-year olds is treated for an unintentional medication overdose, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are involved in one-third of all emergency room visits for children less than 12 years of age. The CDC formed the PROTECT Initiative with leading manufacturers of OTC medications, medication packaging manufacturers and healthcare professionals to devise strategies for preventing unintentional medication overdoses in children. As a member of the initiative, Comar shared its expertise in child-safe drug delivery and dispensing solutions.

The DoseGuard System consists of two parts: the Comar proprietary valved bottle adapter and oral dispenser. DoseGuard oral dispensers are available in 0.5mL, 1mL, 3mL, 5mL, 10mL and 20mL sizes. Consumers insert the dispenser into the valved bottle adapter to withdraw the product. After the product is dispensed, the system reseals and remains securely sealed, providing protection against unintentional ingestion of the container contents. According to Mike Ruggieri, President of Comar, The CDC request was particularly challenging. They were looking for a passive system that would still be effective for applications in which children were unsupervised. Combining design innovation with manufacturing skill, Comar met the challenge.

The Comar DoseGuard System is protected by patents and CE marked. System components are manufactured in facilities that comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 9001:13485 quality standards. Comar provides manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and Class 1 medical device molding. For additional information, please call Comar toll free at 1 800-962-6627; international callers, please dial 1-856-692-6100.

About Comar

Comar, Inc is a market leading designer and manufacturer of innovative packaging solutions and liquid dispensing products, serving the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, health, and personal care markets. The company is devoted to safely and accurately delivering medications to everyone, and currently has manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information please visit http://www.comar.com.







Meeting the CDC Challenge: Comar Introduces a Safer Measure for Childrens Medicine


Buena, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2013

Comar is protecting children with an easy-to-use, two part system called DoseGuard. Responding to the call of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Comar created the DoseGuard system to prevent unintentional ingestion of liquid medications by children. The products innovative design gives parents and caregivers the ability to prevent infants and toddlers from gaining unsupervised access to liquid medications. Product samples are currently available.

Each year in the US, the CDC reports that one out of every 151 two-year olds is treated for an unintentional medication overdose, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are involved in one-third of all emergency room visits for children less than 12 years of age. The CDC formed the PROTECT Initiative with leading manufacturers of OTC medications, medication packaging manufacturers and healthcare professionals to devise strategies for preventing unintentional medication overdoses in children. As a member of the initiative, Comar shared its expertise in child-safe drug delivery and dispensing solutions.

The DoseGuard System consists of two parts: the Comar proprietary valved bottle adapter and oral dispenser. DoseGuard oral dispensers are available in 0.5mL, 1mL, 3mL, 5mL, 10mL and 20mL sizes. Consumers insert the dispenser into the valved bottle adapter to withdraw the product. After the product is dispensed, the system reseals and remains securely sealed, providing protection against unintentional ingestion of the container contents. According to Mike Ruggieri, President of Comar, The CDC request was particularly challenging. They were looking for a passive system that would still be effective for applications in which children were unsupervised. Combining design innovation with manufacturing skill, Comar met the challenge.

The Comar DoseGuard System is protected by patents and CE marked. System components are manufactured in facilities that comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 9001:13485 quality standards. Comar provides manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and Class 1 medical device molding. For additional information, please call Comar toll free at 1800-962-6627; international callers, please dial 1-856-692-6100.

About Comar

Comar, Inc is a market leading designer and manufacturer of innovative packaging solutions and liquid dispensing products, serving the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, health, and personal care markets. The company is devoted to safely and accurately delivering medications to everyone, and currently has manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information please visit http://www.comar.com.







Iowa Medicine TLC Statewide Public Education Program Kicks Off to Prevent Teen Medicine Misuse and Abuse


Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

The Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC), in collaboration with the Governors Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), today announced a statewide public education program to prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse and abuse. The Iowa Medicine TLC Talk, Lock and Connect program kicks off in conjunction with October Medicine Misuse and Abuse Prevention Month in Iowa.

The improper use of medicines is the fastest growing form of substance abuse in Iowa. Teens are more likely to misuse or abuse prescription or OTC medicines than illicit drugs due to the ease of access to prescription medicines, according the 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS). More than four in 10 teens nationally who have misused or abused a prescription drug say they took it from their parents medicine cabinet.

Iowa parents must be informed of this dangerous and growing problem and start taking the right steps to protect their teens from prescription and OTC medicine misuse and abuse, said Emily Blomme, program manager, Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center. Prevention starts with talking with your teens, securing these drugs and connecting with our center for help and to learn more. Iowa Medicine TLC is a new kind of TLC we encourage all parents to give to their teens.

PATS results show the most effective way to prevent Iowa teens from misusing or abusing medicines is for parents to discuss the dangers with their teens. PATS found only 14 percent of parents have discussed the misuse or abuse of prescription drugs with their teens, as opposed to about 80 percent of parents who talk to their teens about alcohol or marijuana.

Many parents may not realize that prescription and OTC medicines, when misused, can be just as dangerous or deadly as street drugs like heroin or cocaine. According to the most recent data available from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, more Americans die of drug overdoses than car crashes. The study showed that 60 percent of these overdoses were from prescription drugs and 74 percent of the overdoses were unintentional.

Mary Patch of Dubuque, Iowa, knows firsthand that it only can take the misuse of three prescription pills to take your childs life. Patch was the guardian of her niece, Vanessa, who died in 2007 of an accidental overdose of prescribed medicinestwo antidepressants and one painkiller.

Since Vanessas death, teen prescription abuse has been on the rise. According to PATS, one in four American teens reported having misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, which is a 33 percent increase from 2008 to 2012. Iowa has had one of the lowest self-reported rates of prescription drug misuse in the pastwith only 6 percent of Iowa 11th graders reporting to have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, according to a 2012 Iowa Youth Survey.

Although teen self-reporting is lower in our state, other indicators are showing a steep rate of increase of prescription drug misuse and abuseand this has us very concerned, said Steve Lukan, director, Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy. During the last decade, the number of Iowans age 12 or older treated for prescription pain reliever abuse has increased more than 250 percent, and overdoses due to pain medicines have increased 1,200 percent.

Taryn Erbes, a 17-year-old Kennedy High School student, was a good student, involved in extracurricular activities like track and wrestling. She was introduced to prescription pain relievers, including the opiate Oxycontin, and the tranquilizer Xanax, at a local Pharm Party, where kids bring prescription medicines (often their own meds or meds stolen from a parent), mix them in a bowl and take a variety of unknown medicines to get high. Erbes is currently in Area Substance Abuse Councils (ASAC) inpatient recovery program in Cedar Rapids for prescription drug abuse.

Parents need to be aware of the most commonly abused medicines to protect their teens from medicine misuse and abuse. In addition to prescription pain relievers and tranquilizers, prescriptions to monitor carefully include stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. According to Lukan, college students are more apt to misuse ADHD medicines in an effort to perform better on exams, while tweens are more apt to abuse Dextromethorphan, a cough-suppressant ingredient found in many OTC cold medicines.

An indicator Iowans are more aware of the risks of prescription drugs is the volume of prescription drugs subject to abuse collected through the Iowa Take-Back initiative, which includes biannual prescription drug drop-off events. Iowans returned nearly 8,000 pounds of unused or expired drugs during the April 2013 event, versus roughly 5,000 pounds for the September 2012 event. The next series of community Take Back events is scheduled for October 26.

Iowa parents are encouraged to not only talk to their own teens about proper medicine use, but also prevent more cases of teen medicine misuse by properly securing and disposing of medicines. For proper disposal at home, ODCP recommends removing identifying labels and mixing prescriptions with used kitty litter or coffee grounds in a plastic bag, sealing the bag and placing it in household trash.

The ISAIC public education program includes mass-media public service announcements and digital strategies targeting parents, including social media and email campaigns and a new website, IowaMedicineTLC.org, complete with resources and tools. Funding for this project is from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS CFDA #16.710, Grant #2009CKWX0379).

ISAIC is a Cedar Rapids Public Library program funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health. ISAIC, a member of Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists, provides individuals and organizations with educational tools to aid in the prevention and recovery of substance abuse. The Governors Office of Drug Control Policy improves the health and safety of all Iowans by promoting strategic and collaborative approaches to reduce drug use and related crime. To learn more about the Iowa Medicine TLC public education program, visit IowaMedicineTLC.org or call 866-242-4111.