Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fake Adderall sold online

The FDA has issued a warning that rouge websites are selling fake Adderall. The medication has not (yet) been reported to be harmful, but it does not contain the active ingredients of true Adderall.

Some signs that the Adderall is fake:
1. The product comes in a blister package
2. There are misspellings on the package. For example:
  • The package reads “NDS” instead of “NDC”
  • “Aspartrte” instead of “Aspartate”
  • “Singel” instead of “Single”
3. The tablets are white in color, round in shape, and are smooth
4. The tablets have no letter or number markings on them
Read more here

Monday, May 21, 2012

Water Safety Tips

Here are some helpful tips on water safety from the AAP and You can also click here for more information on bike, sun, bug and playground safety.

  • Install a fence at least four-feet high around all four sides of the pool. The fence should not have openings or protrusions that a young child could use to get over, under, or through.
  • Make sure pool gates open out from the pool, and self-close and self-latch at a height children can't reach.
  • If the house serves as the fourth side of a fence surrounding a pool, install an alarm on the exit door to the yard and the pool.
  • Never leave children alone in or near the pool or spa, even for a moment.
  • Keep rescue equipment (a shepherd's hook - a long pole with a hook on the end - and life preserver) and a portable telephone near the pool. Choose a shepherd’s hook and other rescue equipment made of fiberglass or other materials that do not conduct electricity.
  • Avoid inflatable swimming aids such as "floaties." They are not a substitute for approved life vests and can give children a false sense of security.
  • Children age 4 and older should be taught to swim. Parents may choose to start swimming lessons before age 4 if their children are developmentally ready, but swim programs should never be seen as “drown proofing” a child of any age.
  • Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm's length, providing "touch supervision"