Archive for the ‘Breaking News: ALERT!’ Category

Whooping cough again: Baby #10 dies

Whooping cough made the news again today as it took the life of another baby in California. The state has had nearly 6000 confirmed cases (and probably many more unconfirmed). Tragically, 10 infants have now died in the state. All of the babies were under 3 months of age, and 9 of the 10 babies […]

Similac infant formula recall

The manufacturers of the popular infant formula, Similac, have voluntarily recalled some lots of Similac powder infant formula sold in plastic containers and in 8-ounce sample cans, and 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans. There is a concern that these products are contaminated with a common beetle. According to the manufacturer, “The United States Food and Drug […]

ALERT: Baby crib recall

Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on 2 million “drop-side” cribs involving 7 manufacturers. That brings the grand total to over 9 million drop-side cribs that have been recalled in the past five years and 32 babies who have died accidentally due to these malfunctioning cribs. Wondering if your crib is one […]

Vitamin D drops, new warning for babies

How much Vitamin D does your baby need? And, are you sure you are dosing it correctly? This is the new warning coming from the FDA today. Some highly concentrated Vitamin D drops make it easy to over-dose your baby. So what’s up with Vitamin D anyway? Vitamin D is essential for proper bone growth […]

Another day, another recall: Pediacare

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. There has been a recall on some Pediacare children's products, so check your medicine cabinets. Here is the notification from the FDA: Blacksmith Brands and FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients about a nationwide recall of all lots of four PediaCare children's products. These products are sold exclusively […]

Major OTC Med recall for kids

The news report from this morning is that McNeil has had a major recall on numerous suspensions and liquid cold, allergy, and fever medications made for kids (which include Tylenol, Motrin, and Zyrtec to name a few). So, here is the link to the entire list of recalled products. Check your medicine cabinet and toss […]

Check your spice rack

There's an outbreak of food poisoning caused by Salmonella bacteria. You may have heard about the tainted salami that has gotten about 250 people sick thus far all over the country. Now the FDA is recalling some spices that may contain this bacteria. Here is the list: Whole Foods Asian Seafood seasoning Whole Foods Mediterranean […]

H1N1 Recall, what you need to know

Breaking News: What you need to know about the recalled H1N1 vaccine!   Q. Which vaccine has been recalled? The Sanofi-Pasteur brand of single-dose, pre-filled syringe, preservative free H1N1 vaccine for children 6 months to 3 years of age is the vaccine being recalled. Specifically, there are four batches (“lots”) being recalled.   Q. Why […]

H1N1 shot update for my patients

For my patients and Capital Pediatrics: Based on the extremely high demand for the H1N1 shot and the limited availability (we have many more doses of the nasal spray), we are asking (for the time being) that the shot be reserved for children ages 6 months to 2 years of age and those who are […]

H1N1 Shot arrives!

Here is an update and revision from my post from yesterday. My practice just received our first shipment of the H1N1 SHOT. It is Sanofi brand and they are multi-dose vials (which means several doses of vaccine are contained in each vial). This vaccine is approved for use in children ages 6 months old and […]