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Ohio pharmacy suspended after 890 vaccine doses wasted

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A pharmacy responsible for distributing the coronavirus vaccine to Ohio nursing homes failed to document storage temperatures for leftover shots, resulting in 890 doses being wasted, the state Health Department said Wednesday.

The agency said it suspended SpecialtyRx in Columbus from the distribution system and ordered it not to administer any of the wasted doses. The pharmacy was not part of the federal distribution program that includes national chains like Walgreens and CVS.

SpecialtyRx received an initial 1,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine late last year for distribution to eight nursing homes and had 890 leftover, the Health Department said.

The company, due to receive a shipment of second-shot doses, was exploring a transfer of the 890 leftover shots to another provider but failed to properly record the minimum and maximum refrigerator and freezer temperatures for the doses each day, the state said.

The doses are

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Do antidepressants help chronic back pain and osteoarthritis?

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Antidepressants are commonly used worldwide to treat pain, however new research from the University of Sydney shows they offer little to no help for people suffering chronic back pain and osteoarthritis and may even cause harm.

Back and knee affect millions of people globally and are leading causes of disability. When first-line pain medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen fail to improve symptoms, many people are prescribed for their pain. Most recommend antidepressants for long term (chronic) back pain and hip and knee osteoarthritis, yet evidence supporting their use is uncertain.

Published today in the BMJ the study investigated the efficacy and safety of antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis compared with placebo. The authors hope this study could help clinicians and patients make more informed decisions about whether to treat chronic back pain and osteoarthritis pain

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Health For Life

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From health and health enthusiasts to certified professionals, we provide scientifically-rooted content material and one-on-one help to help you in your mission of motion. During her fifth being pregnant, Misti …

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