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Link between Covid cluster and call centre outbreak

M&D Green pharmacy in Port Glasgow

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The pharmacy in John Wood Street is one of two businesses linked to the cluster

A link has been established between a cluster of Covid-19 cases in Inverclyde and an earlier outbreak at a call centre in Lanarkshire.

NHS Greater Glasgow said 13 people had tested positive in the health board area, a rise of two since Thursday.

It also confirmed that one of those cases was linked to the Sitel call centre outbreak in Motherwell.

Staff at M&D Green Pharmacy in Port Glasgow have tested positive as well as a worker at Amazon’s Gourock site.

Some individuals visited a number of businesses in the Greater Glasgow area, and health officials have warned they may have been infectious at the time.

The businesses included The Botany bar and restaurant in Maryhill Road, Glasgow, and Sweeney’s Cruises in West Dunbartonshire, both on Sunday.

Individuals also visited The Queen of

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Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 11

COVID-19: Vietnam registers 16 more cases, 16th fatality

Vietnam has recorded 16 new cases of community transmission, all closely linked to the current Da Nang coronavirus outbreak, and another COVID-19 death during the past 12 hours.

Ten cases have been confirmed in Da Nang city, the epicenter of the outbreak, four in Quang Nam and two in Quang Tri, the Ministry of Health said in its August 11 update at 18.00hrs. 

Most of the new cases had close contact with and took care of COVID-19 patients in medical facilities.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old patient, a resident of Quang Tri, died of severe pneumonia and COVID-19. He also suffered from diabetes (Type I) and heart failure, according to the Ministry of Health.

He tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on August 9 after being admitted to the Quang Tri Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital for sampling.

He was receiving treatment of his illness

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Chemmart Meloxicam Capsules (Meloxicam) Drug / Medicine Information

Capsules

Meloxicam

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about meloxicam. It does not contain all
the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or
pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using
this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine.

You may want to read it again.

What this medicine is used for

The name of your medicine is Chemmart Meloxicam. It contains the active ingredient
meloxicam.

It is used to treat the symptoms of

osteoarthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

Both diseases mainly affect the joints causing pain and swelling.

Although meloxicam can relieve symptoms such as pain and inflammation, it will not
cure your condition.

Ask your doctor if you have

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Treatment for Cognitive Decline in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Possible With Personalized Approach

Treatment for Cognitive Decline in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Possible With Personalized Approach

New research suggests it is possible to treat cognitive decline with personalized, precision medicine.

A research team at Affirmativ Health investigated whether it is possible to mitigate risk factors for Alzheimer disease in individuals experiencing cognitive decline through a personalized program for each individual. The result indicates that this approach can improve risk factors and stabilize cognitive function in patients experiencing cognitive decline.

Among the aging population, cognitive decline is a significant concern. Currently, 5.4 million individuals in the United States and 30 million individuals globally have Alzheimer disease. With such high numbers, effective prevention and treatment become crucial to support aging populations, according to the study.

With the numbers for Alzheimer disease on the rise, it is estimated that by 2050, there will be 160 million people with the disease globally, including 13 million Americans. Additionally,

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Pandemic weighs heavily on patients with rare diseases in Karnataka

Some patients have run out of medicines and are forced to get stop-gap treatments from doctors.

It was February when Deputy Superintendent of Police Mahadev Maruthi Yadawad managed to procure an imported drug for his three-and-a-half-month-old baby to treat his seizures. A colleague who was in Bengaluru helped deliver it to Kalaburagi, where Mr. Yadawad lives. Little did he know that his child would soon be left with no medicine once the lockdown came into effect.

Life was already tough for patients with rare diseases. Few were aware of what ailed them, treatment was not available everywhere, and where it was available it was incredibly expensive. As their fight for adequate care yielded results, some governments, such as the one in Karnataka, stepped in to help. But since the lockdown, uncertainty has set in again.

Some patients have run out of medicines and are forced to get stop-gap treatments from

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Hotel Eleo opens on UF campus

Emily Mavrakis
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With its snaking, curvy design, Gainesville’s latest hotel looks more like a modern art gallery at first glance than a peaceful lodging situated in one of the busiest areas of town.

Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida opened July 1 just south of UF Health Shands Hospital at 1514 SW 14th St.

The 173-room boutique hotel managed by Pyramid Hotel Group cost $32 million — which came from UF reserve funds, or money left over from previous budgets — to build and took about 20 months to construct.

UF Health Shands is just the latest hospital to move in on a recent trend of hotels built on campus medical centers.

Such partnerships have appeared in cities across the nation, from New York to Cleveland and Houston.

UF Health CEO Ed Jimenez said the main reason Shands and other hospitals are building hotels on their campuses

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Blooms the Chemist Lercanidipine (lercanidipine) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient, lercanidipine (as lercanidipine hydrochloride)

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some of the common questions about lercanidipine. It does not contain all the available information.
It does not replace seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

The information in this leaflet was last updated on the date listed on the last page. More recent information on this medicine
may be available.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking lercanidipine against the benefits
this medicine is expected to have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet

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Paracetamol stocks running out at Kiwi pharmacies

Some patients may not be able to get their prescriptions for paracetamol filled immediately as Covid-19 continues to affect supply of the widely-used pain reliever. (Stock image)

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Some patients may not be able to get their prescriptions for paracetamol filled immediately as Covid-19 continues to affect supply of the widely-used pain reliever. (Stock image)

Some New Zealand pharmacies may run out of funded paracetamol tablets by the end of the month due to global supply issues caused by Covid-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected manufacturing and transportation around the world, leading to shortages of 500mg paracetamol tablets in particular, Pharmac said.

The drug-buying agency said expected shipments of paracetamol, a widely-used pain reliever, did not arrive last week and stock levels had dropped.

Pharmacy stocks were likely to run out at the end of July. It meant some patients may find their pharmacy cannot fill their prescription for paracetamol tablets immediately.

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Three more cases in Greater Glasgow coronavirus cluster

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus as part of a cluster of cases in the Greater Glasgow area.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) said all of the individuals are known contacts of earlier cases and are self-isolating.

The total number of positive cases now stands at 11.

An Amazon warehouse in Gourock and M&D Green pharmacy in Port Glasgow had previously been revealed as linked to the cluster.

NHSGGC has now said individuals, who may have been infectious at the time, visited a number of businesses in the Greater Glasgow area.

These included The Botany bar and restaurant in Glasgow and a boat trip with Sweeney’s Cruises in

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Blooms The Chemist Perindopril (perindopril erbumine) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient perindopril erbumine

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about perindopril. It does not contain all the available information about this
medicine. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist:

if there is anything you do not understand in this leaflet,

if you are worried about taking your medicine, or

to obtain the most up-to-date information.

You can also download the most up to date leaflet from www.apotex.com.au.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking this medicine against the benefits
they expect it will have for you.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot give you medical advice or an individual diagnosis.

Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may want to read it again.

What this

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