- Toledo High School: Press Release - The Pride of Toledo Robotics Tournament
- FDA: ARB Recall Update, Epi Injector Expiry Extension, Primatene OTC Returns
- WDFW: Announcement - Cougar Forum Q&A
- LCSO: Press Release - Updated Rendering Of 2011 Missing Remains
- Tech Tuesday: NVMe M.2
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: School Board Meeting
- Wednesday: Mighty Fine Seniors, Park Board, Cowlitz Prairie Grange
- Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Press Release: The Pride of Toledo Robotics Tournament
Contact: Jennifer A. Berry
Toledo High School
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Toledo High School Robotics is hosting several other SW Washington schools at the The Pride of Toledo Robotics Competition, held at Toledo High School in Toledo. This is an event for SWIRL: Southwest Washington Interdependent Robotics League. SWIRL seeks to bring together schools in SW Washington for friendly, low-cost, fun, local competitions throughout the year. For more information about SWIRL, please contact Ron Wright from Wahkiakum 4H Robotics at email@example.com.
Robots will compete in three separate events, including Line Racer, Dragster, and SumoBot. Line Racer requires the robot to follow a black line around a course. Dragster requires the robot to go as fast as possible in a straight line and then stop after reaching the finish line. SumoBot requires two robots to battle each other until one pushes the other out of the ring. All events are run in Autonomous mode, which means that students have to program the robots ahead of time. They will not be driving the robots in competition.
The Toledo Indians team for this event consist of Nicholas Marty, Jonathan Cisneros, Jeremy Cook, Andy Jones, and Marty Tanninen, with coach Jennifer Berry. The team has been working on their robots and programming in their spare time since September. THS Robotics will compete at Wahkiakum HS in March and Hayes Freedom High School in May.
Photographers are welcome.
FDA: Updates on angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) recalls - Investigation Ongoing
FDA alerts patients and health care professionals to Sandoz’s losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide recall of one lot due to NDEA
Update [11/9/2018] FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to Sandoz’s voluntary recall of one lot – JB8912 – of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide 100mg/25mg tablets, that contain losartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, used in combination for the treatment of hypertension.
Sandoz’s product was made using an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) that has tested positive for NDEA. The API was manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, which is on import alert.
Sandoz’s losartan drug products make up less than 1 percent of the total losartan drug products in the U.S. market.
FDA continues to investigate the presence of NDEA and NDMA, which are probable human carcinogens, in ARBs and is taking swift action when it identifies unacceptable impurities in API and finished drug products.
Full story with updates here.
FDA: Drug Shortages - Extended Use Dates Provided by Impax Generics to Assist with Epinephrine Auto-Injector Intermittent Supply Interruptions
[October 25, 2018] Due to the intermittent supply interruptions of epinephrine auto-injectors, FDA is alerting health care professionals and patients of updated dates through which some Epinephrine Injection, USP, 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg auto-injectors, distributed by Impax Generics, may be used beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date. To help ensure patient safety, these products should have been—and should continue to be—stored as labeled.
Please contact CDER Drug Shortage Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding these tables.
Full list here.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), on approval of OTC Primatene Mist to treat mild asthma
For Immediate Release
November 8, 2018
One of our ongoing priorities is making sure consumers have access to the medicines that help keep them healthy. Part of this access includes the availability of safe and effective nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medications that can help empower consumers to address medical conditions.
In order for a product to be approved by the FDA for OTC use, we make sure the product receives a robust scientific review to ensure it can be used safely by patients. While OTC medicines play an important role in public health, with certain OTC medicines, there comes a more complex need to make sure that consumers understand how to best use the product to manage their health as OTC medicines are not one-size-fits all.
We’ve made expanding access to OTC products a high priority and have worked on new legislative and policy proposals to promote access to safe and effective OTC drugs. Yesterday the FDA approved a new version of Primatene Mist, the only OTC metered-dose inhaler. This product has been the subject of past and current interest by patients and providers, and we want to take this opportunity to address some of the considerations that went into this approval, and the risks and benefits that inform the product’s proper use.
Full statement here.
CDER Conversation: Safely using the Newly Available OTC Asthma Inhaler Primatene Mist
Primatene Mist is an over-the-counter (OTC) metered-dose inhaler that is intended to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma. Metered-dose inhalers deliver an aerosolized dose of medication to the lungs. The original OTC Primatene Mist was taken off the market in 2011, but a new version was just approved by the FDA.
In this conversation, Theresa Michele, M.D., who is the director of CDER’s Division of Nonprescription Drug Products, discusses the new product and how it is different from the old discontinued version. She also discusses the importance of talking to your doctor about asthma treatment.
Full Convo here.
NBCNews.com reported: Primatene non-prescription asthma inhaler back after 7 years
“Amphastar Pharmaceuticals says the inhaler will cost about $25 and should be on the shelves by the end of the year.”
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announces:
What: Cougar forum and Q&A
When: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Monday November 19, 2018
Where: SW Field Office, 5525 South 11th Street, Ridgefield, WA
Why: The Southwest region field office in Ridgefield, WA will host an opportunity for the community to learn about cougars in wake of increased sighting. Wildlife officers and biologists will speak about cougar sightings and ways to avoid conflict, as well as answer questions.
Event link here.
November 13: Coastal Washington Open House 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Montesano
November 14: SW Washington Open House 6:30 - 8:30 PM, WDFW Ridgefield Office
LCSO Press Release: Updated Artist Rendering of Unidentified Female Remains
Tech Tuesday: NVMe M.2
groovyPost Review: What is a NVMe M.2 SSD and How Fast is it?
What: NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory express.
- Traditional 7200 RPM HDD: 160 MB/s
- SATA III SSD: 600 MB/s
- NVME M.2 SSD: 3500 MB/s
Read: How To Install an NVMe M.2 SSD Hard Drive and Why You Should
A very detailed how-to instructable for any upgrade.
PC World offers: NVMe SSDs - Everything You Need To Know
Includes 3 recommendations for top-of-the-line, median, and budget models.
Reminder: RECYCLE TECH, GET REWARDED
From 11/11–11/17, gather up your unwanted electronics and bring them to your nearest Staples® store and Rewards members will receive a coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $30 or more. Exclusions apply. See details below.
Can’t make it? Free electronics recycling is available every day in store.
There’s a lengthy list of what they accept, and a very short list of items they do not accept.
Bonus: they recycle coffee brewers!
Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
FREE CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Through November 20, GiveLocal
For the next 14 days, anyone who donates will have their donation more than doubled! Every cent donated will be for Health & Hope's use in serving this community. Our goal is to offer care and kindness to our neighbors in need of urgent medical attention!
- Mighty Fine Seniors 1 PM
- Toledo Park Board 3 PM
- Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 PM
Toledo High School Sports: November 2018
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 5:00/6:15
Nov 30th @ Friday Harbor Tip Off Classic
Nov 27th @ Ocosta
Nov 28th JV vs Colombia Adventist 7:30
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
*Watch for us following the Holidays!
November 15: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 2019 Thursday Market Planning Meeting
November 16: Toledo Lions Club Hosts Annual Turkey Bingo
November 17: Toledo Food Bank Kid’s Shopping Event & Santa Visit
November 17: Thanksgiving Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center
November 17: Toledo Lioness Club Acrylic Dirty Pour/Flip @ Donna’s Place
November 17-18: Morgan Arts Centre Hosts Holiday Artists’ Market
November 26: Morgan Arts Centre Hosts Scarf Dying Workshop
November 29 - December 1: LCSW & WSU Host Free Tire Recycle - Mossyrock
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