Generic Ibuprofen Recall

Tris Pharma, Inc. is recalling three lots of infant liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar stores.

The products affected are sold under brand names, “Equate Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension,” “CVS Health Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension,” and “Family Wellness Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension.”

The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.

The product is used as a pain reliever/fever reducer and was packaged in 0.5 oz. bottles.

Influenza is Definitely Here.

Just diagnosed and confirmed my first case of Influenza A today. The flu is definitely in upstate NY. It is not too late to get your influenza immunization.  Please call to set up an appointment. 

Influenza is here.

Influenza is here and it means business this year. There have been 2 reported pediatric deaths (both in children who had not yet received their vaccines). PLEASE call and schedule appointments to get your children immunized.

AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis)

AFM, a very rare complication associated with EV-D68 – one of hundreds of non-polio enteroviruses that cause common infections such as colds, diarrhea, hand, foot and mouth disease among a few — has been reported in NY. These viruses are seen in small numbers in the late summer and fall.  Although EV-D68 has been detected in some patients with AFM, it is not present in every case.  

Enteroviruses are transmitted by airborne droplets (sneezes, coughs) from infected individuals. Avoiding contact with ill individuals is the best, but often difficult, preventive measure. Routine hygiene like good hand washing, disinfecting toys and surfaces, and not sharing utensils or food is important in preventing the spread of any respiratory infection, including influenza. 

Influenza Vaccine

It’s that time of year again. We have influenza vaccine available. The current recommendation is for everyone 6 months and older should be immunized.  Although Flumist nasal spray is available, its efficacy is unknown at present. The preferred vaccine is again the injection. Please call to schedule your appointment.

Prescription Refill Policy Update

While we try to take care of refills as quickly as possible, refills for controlled substance prescriptions requested after 12 pm or on weekends or holidays are not guaranteed to be sent to the pharmacy the same day. All prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy within 24 hours or the next business day.

It is best to anticipate your needs and request refills during normal business hours. Refills can be requested by phone, pingMD or the patient portal. Email requests are not as reliable.

Thank you for your consideration.

Benefits of fish consumption during pregnancy

2017 recommendations now indicate that 2-3 servings per week of certain fish while pregnant are beneficial for fetal brain development. You should still avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, orange roughy, marlin, and bigeye tuna because of mercury content, but concerns about mercury ingestion from other fish are no longer a concern.

Google My Business Reviews

We’re running a campaign to try to get more Google reviews on our Google My Business listing and we would be so appreciative if you could leave us one when you have time. 

Please click here to enter a review.

New Car Safety Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Children should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, up to the limits of their car safety seat. This will include virtually all children under 2 years of age and most children up to age 4.
  • Once they have been turned around, children should remain in a forward-facing car safety seat up to that seat’s weight and length limits. Most seats can accommodate children up to 60 pounds or more.
  • When they exceed these limits, child passengers should ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they can use a seat belt that fits correctly.
  • Once they exceed the booster limits and are large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use a lap and shoulder belt.
  • All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.

Some Interesting Reading

I just found two articles on the American Academy of Pediatrics parent’s website that are worth reading.

Urgent Care Center: Is it Worth the No-Wait?

10 Common Childhood Illness and Their Treatments