Pump-It Powder' Emerges as Latest Synthetic Drug
Attention Health Care Providers in Maine, another synthetic drug, similar to bath salts, is entering Maine – 'Pump-It Powder' (PDF*) Emerges as Latest Synthetic Drug of Concern
New Crib Standards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new Crib Standards, effective date 6/28/11 for manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors.
FDA Consumer Alert: Skin Sanitizer
Consumers Warned Not to Use Clarcon Skin Products
Following an announcement by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning consumers of a tainted skin sanitizer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is advising health care providers and consumers not to use skin products made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory. Clarcon is voluntarily recalling some skin sanitizers and skin protectants marketed under several different brand names because of high levels of disease-causing bacteria found in the product during a recent inspection.
Consumers and providers are being warned to not use any Clarcon products and to throw these products away in household refuse.
Swine Influenza (Flu)
Since March 2009, a number of confirmed human cases of a new strain of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in California, Texas, and Mexico have been identified. An investigation into these cases is ongoing.
The Maine CDC Link to additional information regarding Swine Flu
Update on Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Maine
During December 1, 2008 – February 20, 2009, Maine CDC has investigated 28 confirmed or suspected Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks from counties across the state
Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak of human infections due to Salmonella serotype Typhimurium.
FDA Alert! 08/28/2008
Recall of the Mobile Oxygen Storage Tank
Pacific Consolidated Industries, LLC, and the FDA have announced the Class I Recall of the Mobile Oxygen Storage Tank manufactured and distributed between January - March 2007. The device's pressure gauge may rupture and catch fire as a result of hydraulic fluid present in the pressure gauge tubing.
Read the entire 2008 MedWatch Safety Summary