Hespan (6% Hetastarch in 0 .9% Sodium Chloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A rare case of fatal self-poisoning with sodium nitrite: autopsy and toxicological findings - Barranco R, Frigiolini FME, Orcioni GF, Malandrino M, Salomone A, Ventura F.
Fatal sodium nitrite poisonings are unusual in the forensic setting. Suicide by poisoning includes drug overdose, the inhalation of toxic gasses, and poisoning from pesticides and chemical substances. Sodium nitrite is an inorganic compound usually seen as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Fatal methemoglobinemia: a case series highlighting a new trend in intentional sodium nitrite or sodium nitrate ingestion as a method of suicide - Hickey TBM, MacNeil JA, Hansmeyer C, Pickup MJ.
Unintentional exposure to nitrite- or nitrate-containing toxic salts is a recognized cause of acquired methemoglobinemia (MetHb). This systemic alteration of the blood can be fatal if not recognized and treated promptly. The intentional ingestion of sodium... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

A Clinical and Radiographic Assessment of Sodium Hypochlorite Versus Formocresol Pulpotomy in Primary Molar Teeth: 12-month Follow-up.
Conclusion:Clinical and radiographic success rates in NaOCl group was comparable with formocresol group, so NaOCL can be suggested as an alternative for primary teeth pulpotomies. However further clinical studies with long-term follow-ups are needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Glass Ionomer Sealant versus Fluoride Varnish Application to Prevent Occlusal Caries in Primary Second Molars among Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
 Caries Res https://doi.org/10.1159/AbstractFissure sealant is a recommended preventive measure on permanent molars, but its efficacy on primary molars in preschool children is still in doubt. Sodium fluoride varnish (NaFV) enhances remineralization and is effective in preventing caries in smooth surfaces, but limited information is available regarding its use on occlusal surfaces of primary molars. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of glass ionomer sealant (GIS) versus topical application of 5% NaFV in preventing and arresting occlusal caries in primary second molars among preschool children. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supartz FX (Sodium Hyaluronate Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nitropress (Nitroprusside Sodium) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate (Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Natural treatments: Salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells, say researchers
(Natural News) A study led by University of Georgia researchers found that salt nanoparticles could kill cancer cells and confer anti-cancer immunity. Published in the journal Advanced Materials, the study showed that sodium chloride nanoparticles (SCNPs) could stealthily enter cancer cells and rip them apart from within, causing cell death. The cells’ death could then trigger an immune response that enables the body to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The death of sodium pentothal: the rise and fall of an anesthetic turned lethal - Orkaby A, Desai SP.
For nearly a century, sodium pentothal was the undisputed king of anesthetics. Anesthesiologists were not, however, the sole consumers of pentothal, as psychiatrists used it to treat acute anxiety during psychoanalysis. The associated drug-induced inhibiti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatal methaemoglobinaemia due to intentional sodium nitrite poisoning - Huntington GR, Pennington JM.
We report a case of fatal methaemoglobinaema resulting from sodium nitrite poisoning. A 28 year old woman arrested in the emergency department following collapse. During resuscitation a venous blood gas revealed a methaemoglobin percentage of 81%. Followin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sodium and Health: Another Challenge to the Current Dogma Sodium and Health: Another Challenge to the Current Dogma
Results from a new study which examined the relationship between sodium intake and life expectancy challenges current advice for low sodium intake in the general population.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Update on valporate and case study on the risk of sodium valproate
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is reminding all pharmacy professionals of what they must do to ensure women and girls receive the right information about valproate and the risk of birth def (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Update on valproate and case study on the risk of sodium valproate
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is reminding all pharmacy professionals of what they must do to ensure women and girls receive the right information about valproate and the risk of birth def (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Toxicovigilance for suicide prevention following Internet promotion of sodium nitrite [conference abstract] - Brown J, Berling I, Jiranantakan T, Buckley N, Dawson A.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 2E.005 Background There are limited epidemiological studies on emerging trends in suicide methodology relating to Internet promotion of toxic substances. We investigated t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hicon (Sodium Iodide I 131) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Orphan Drug Exclusivity for Xywav(TM) (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) Oral Solution
U.S. Food and Drug Administration published its summary of clinical superiority findings for Xywav for the treatment of cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in patients 7 years of age and older with narcolepsy by means of greater safety compared to Xy... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Xywav, Cataplexy, Narcolepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reducing Sodium Intake in Community Meals Programs: Evaluation of the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, Arkansas, 2016-2019
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, June 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in pediatric patients. The NDA seeks two pediatric indications: treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients aged birth to less than 18 years of age after at least five days of initial parenteral anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots) in patients aged 2 years and older with co...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Potato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension
(FoodMinds LLC) New study investigates effect of increased dietary potassium from a whole food -- baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries -- or a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to a 'typical American' (lower potassium) diet. Results showed including baked/boiled potatoes as part of a typical American diet had the greatest benefit on sodium retention, even more than the supplement, and resulted in greater systolic blood pressure reduction than the control diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combining Low-Salt, DASH Diets May Reduce Cardiac Damage
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS England sends letter to women and girls taking sodium valproate
NHS England has sent a letter to women and girls aged 12-55 years of age who are currently prescribed sodium valproate. Itcontains important reminders of safety considerations, including around contra (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

An 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer disease and accidental poisoning with pyrethroid pesticide successfully treated with intravenous lipid emulsion - Diez-Sepulveda JC, Uribe-Buritica FL, Ángel-Isaza AM, Bustamante-Cristancho LA, Mejia-Herrera F, Watts-Pajaro FA, Rojas-Martinez MF.
BACKGROUND Pesticides are commonly used in the agricultural industry. Overdose can be lethal due to its effects generating closure of the voltage-gated sodium channels in the axonal membranes. Most case reports of toxicity refer to skin exposure and there ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Comment on "Rising incidence and high mortality in intentional sodium nitrite exposures reported to US poison centers" - Mudan A, Lebin JA, Smollin CG.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Sodium nitrite detection in costal cartilage and vitreous humor - case report of fatal poisoning with sodium nitrite - Tomsia M, G łaz M, Nowicka J, Szczepański M.
Medico-legal case reports very rarely describe sodium nitrite poisonings, but when they do most often they describe fatal suicide attempts. The case report presents a suicidal attempt with sodium nitrite of unknown provenance and the first attempt to detec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best fruit that can lower your BP that’s not a banana
HIGH blood pressure is raised even further by the consumption of sodium ; bananas contain potassium, a mineral that can counteract the level of salt in the body, hence why the fruit is a great addition to a healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Benefits of DASH Low-Sodium Diet'Swift and Direct'Heart Benefits of DASH Low-Sodium Diet'Swift and Direct '
A study for the first time shows that combining the DASH diet with sodium restriction decreases myocardial injury and strain, two strong correlates of cardiovascular events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

DDMA asks pharmacies to display available stock, cost of COVID-19 drugs prominently
The drugs are Ivermectin tablets, Doxycyclin tablets/capsule, Methyl Prednisolone tablets and injections, Dexamethasone tablets and injections, Budosenide Inhalers and Respules Favipiravir tablets, Apixaban tablets and Enoxaparin Sodium/ Clexane, it said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) Receives FDA Approval as the First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
May 21, 2021 (HORSHAM, P.A.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the accelerated approval of RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[1] RYBREVANTTM is the first fully-human, bispecific antibody approved for the treatment of patients with NSCLC t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

KCL in NS (Potassium Chloride in Sodium Chloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

K-Phos Neutral (Potassium and Sodium Phosphate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium)
Title: Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 19, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Side-by-side field comparison of snow and ice control chemicals for anti-icing applications - Rainwater KA, Lawson WD, Surles JG, Estrada FJ, Jackson WA.
This paper presents findings from a side-by-side field comparison of the effectiveness of sodium chloride-based road salt brine (RSB) and magnesium chloride-based Meltdown Apex ™ liquid (MDA) as anti-icing chemicals for snow and ice control associated wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Severe intentional sodium nitrite poisoning is also being seen in France - Vodovar D, Tournoud C, Boltz P, Paradis C, Puskarczyk E.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Late-Breaking Data at ACC.21 Show XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Significantly Reduced Total Ischemic Events in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, N.J., May 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today presented new data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study which showed XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) (2.5 mg twice daily) in combination with aspirin (100 mg once daily) consistently reduced severe vascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization (LER) compared to aspirin alone regardless of whether it was the first, second, third, or subsequent event. The primary results of VOYAGER PAD showed that XARELTO® plus aspirin reduced first events by 15 percent among patients...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Dapagliflozin did not significantly reduce organ failure or death in high-risk patients hospitalized
(American College of Cardiology) Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, did not significantly reduce the risk of organ failure or death or improve recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing serious complications compared to placebo, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO updates guidelines on sodium, says health authorities need to work to reduce salt intake
Organization also urges food industry to lower sodium in processed products. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nebehay Source Type: news

Treximet (sumatriptan and naproxen sodium)
Title: Treximet (sumatriptan and naproxen sodium)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - May 6, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

A cluster of tetrodotoxin poisoning in Oman - Alhatali B, Al Lawatia S, Khamis F, Kantur S, Al-Abri S, Kapil V, Thomas J, Johnson R, Hamelin EI, Coleman RM, Kazzi Z.
INTRODUCTION: Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent sodium channel blocker, with significant neurotoxicity, found in marine animals like pufferfish and blue-ringed octopus. The severity of toxicity depends on the amount of toxin ingested and the outcome depends o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The use of sodium nitrite for deliberate self-harm, and the online suicide market: Should we care? - Sedhai YR, Atreya A, Basnyat S, Phuyal P, Pokhrel S.
We report a case of sodium nitrite intoxication for deliberate self-harm and discuss the increasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bai lab develops stable, efficient, anode-free sodium battery
(Washington University in St. Louis) The lab of Peng Bai has developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy
An investigational, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, results from the phase 3 REST-ON trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Too much salt suppresses phagocytes
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Small changes of sodium in the blood reduce the amount of energy produced in the mitochondria - the power plants of our cells. This has consequences for immune cells. An international research team led by MDC scientists hasdiscovered the mechanism behind this phenomenon and published their findings in the journal Circulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dietary Sodium, Potassium Intake and Lung Cancer Risk Dietary Sodium, Potassium Intake and Lung Cancer Risk
What role might dietary sodium and potassium intake have in the risk for developing lung cancer?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Family Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID-19 Cure Family Accused of Selling Bleach as COVID-19 Cure
The family marketed the bottles as'Miracle Mineral Solution,'which contained a sodium chlorite solution that they recommended mixing with an acidic activator to become chlorine dioxide, or bleach.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Increasing Salt Intake Proves Beneficial in POTS Increasing Salt Intake Proves Beneficial in POTS
For patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), dietary sodium intake can be increased more confidently, suggests the first study to yield solid evidence to support this treatment strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Salt Sensitivity May Increase Risk of High Blood Pressure
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- People who are salt-sensitive may have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study that points to the need for better genetic testing for sodium... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news