- National Weather Service: Toledo Sunny & 80F Through Thursday
- WA State Fire Wire: Fire Season Intensifies In September & Beyond
- FDA: Camber Pharma Recalls HBP Medicine Mislabeled As Asthma Remedy
- WSDA: Washington State Farm2School Network ISO New Members
- MAP Enrichment Programs: Forest School Begins Today
- Toledo Food Bank: Labor Day 3-Day Garage Sale A Hit, Encore This Weekend
- Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board
- Today: Toledo City Council
- THS Athletics: Week of 9/3 - 9/8
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
National Weather Service Forecast for Toledo WA (as of Monday night)
Tuesday - Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, high near 81. Light north wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday - Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday - A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
Washington State Fire Wire cautions:
2018 FIRE SEASON - WASHINGTON STATE
We could see a return in smoke blanketing the region again...
Fire danger is projected to intensify across Washington State and beyond through September. Fire Season is not over...
Details in this article at Accuweather.com
US Food & Drug Administration Press Release:
For Immediate Release
August 31, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and health care professionals about a voluntary recall of one lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets – lot number MON17384, expiration 12/31/2019 – by Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Piscataway, N.J. Sealed bottles labeled as montelukast sodium tablets, 10 milligram, 30-count bottle from Camber were found to instead contain 90 tablets of Losartan Potassium Tablets, 50 mg.
This tablet mix-up may pose a safety risk as taking losartan tablets when not prescribed has the potential to cause renal dysfunction, elevated potassium levels and low blood pressure. This risk is especially high for pregnant women taking the allergy and asthma medication montelukast because losartan, which is indicated to treat high blood pressure, could harm or kill the fetus. The FDA recommends that consumers who have this recalled product should contact their health care provider or pharmacist immediately.
This recall is not related to the recent valsartan recalls that were due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
“We want to ensure that patients who take montelukast are aware of this recall due to the serious risks associated with taking losartan in its place,” said Donald D. Ashley J.D., director of the office of compliance in the FDA’s center for drug evaluation and research. “Patients who take prescription drugs expect and deserve to have the medication their doctor prescribed.”
Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and coughing caused by asthma. It is also used to prevent bronchospasm (breathing difficulties) during exercise and to treat the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. Montelukast is in a class of medications called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) which work by blocking the action of substances in the body that cause the symptoms of asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Losartan is often used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Losartan is also used to decrease the risk of stroke in people who have high blood pressure and a heart condition called left ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the walls of the left side of the heart).
Patients should contact their health care provider or pharmacist to determine if their medicine has been recalled. Patients should also look at the drug name and company name on the label of their prescription bottle. If the information is not on the bottle, patients should contact the pharmacy that dispensed the medicine.
Montelukast sodium tablets are beige, rounded square-shaped, film coated tablets that are imprinted with “I” on one side and “114” on the reverse. Losartan tablets are white and oval-shaped with the letter “I” imprinted on one side and the number “5” imprinted on the reverse.
Recalled lots of montelukast sodium tablets, USP 10mg have the following information:
- Label: Montelukast Sodium Tablets 10 mg 30 ct
- Lot number: MON17384
- Expiration date: 12/31/2019
- NDC: 31722-726-30
To date, Camber has not received adverse event reports associated with this recall. The FDA encourages health care professionals and consumers to report adverse events to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:
- Complete and submit the report online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm; or
- Download and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.
The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder: When you clean out your closets to make room for all those new school clothes, remember to donate your old ones, instead of throwing them away. There are many second-hand stores that will take clothing for reuse and resale: A Second Time Around Senior Thrift Shop, Visiting Nurses Thrift Shops, New Life Home Supply and Goodwill just to name a few. There are also the USAgain green and white clothing collection bins placed around the community.
Toledo Food Bank reports: ICYMI* Our Labor Day 3-Day Garage Sale was a success! For those who were out of town, we have more new items for our Take 2: Encore Sale this weekend. Stay tuned for details.
You can make arrangements for pick-up or drop off at (360)269-7001.
*ICYMI = In Case You Missed It
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners posted:
Washington State Department of Agriculture wrote: It's back to school not only for kids but for farm products! The Washington State Farm to School network has launched and you can now become a member.
Who should join? School nutrition staff, school gardeners, students, parents, farmers, food businesses, teachers, statewide agencies and associations, nonprofits and others interested in getting local foods to schools.
Details on this page.
School gardens are part of this picture too.
Map Enrichment Programs says: First day of Wood Sorrel Forest School early childhood program (today)!
These wood rounds are ready for the littles to decorate and add to the daily “sign-in” basket...
Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board
groovyPost reveals: How to Stop Yahoo from Scanning Your Email to Sell Your Data
“Of course, the best way to stop the data mining is quit Yahoo Mail altogether – which isn’t a bad idea considering 3 Billion Yahoo accounts have been compromised in the past.”
Plus: The Big groovyPost Guide To Facebook Tips, Hacks & Tricks
Including Always See The Most Recent Updates and Choose a Legacy Contact To Handle Your Account After You Kick The Bucket.
Lifehacker shows you how to: Ask Siri for Your Forgotten Passwords. Or “use a password manager such as 1Password. A password manager can not only create a super-secure password, it can remember it and use it to log into your accounts for you, making the whole password thing both safe and simple.”
And: How to Figure Out Your Mac Login When You've Forgotten It, a Hide-A-Key type of emergency retrieval method. “If you can’t even log into your system to begin with because you’ve forgotten your username. Don’t worry, though. There’s a little trick you can use to figure it out.”
Cultofmac shares: AirDrop fumble grounds flight for 90 minutes, wherein a teenage girl grounded an Hawaiian Airlines flight for 90 minutes “by accidentally sending fake crime scene photos to other passengers over AirDrop. The gruesome photo depicts what looks like a dead child, face-down in a crime scene surrounded by numerical markers. Around 15 passengers received the image when the girl attempted to send it to her mother, who had just started using a new iPhone.”
ZDNet announces: Mozilla to block ad trackers on Firefox by default, saying “The new settings are slated to be phased in gradually, starting with an initiative that focuses on blocking trackers that slow down page loads.”
TechCrunch reports: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
“This kind of backdoor access would allow each government access to encrypted call and message data on their citizens.”
The US is one of the Five Eyes.
Ripoff Report carried this story by The Boston Globe: FBI warns consumers about malware aimed at Internet routers, adding “merely rebooting the routers will wipe much of the toxic code from memory. But a portion survives, and it will reinstall the malware when the device powers up. The only sure cure is a software patch for each vulnerable device.”
Today: Toledo City Council meetings 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
From Toledo High School:
Week of 9/3 - 9/8
SPORT DATE OPPONENT H/A START BUS
HSFBJV Monday, September 3, 2018 MWP (Morton) Away 6:00 4:30
HSGS Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Ocosta Home 6:00
HSVB Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Morton Jam. Away 5:45 4:15
MSVB Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Adna Home 5:00
HSVB Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Centralia JV Jam. Away 5:00 4:00
HSGS Thursday, September 6, 2018 Toutle Lake Home 6:00
HSFB Friday, September 7, 2018 Rainier Away 7:00 3:30
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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