FDA Valsartan Recall Not Impacting Barbados

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is assuring the public that none of the drugs identified in the December 31 recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approved by the Barbados Drug Service for sale in Barbados. The FDA recall is related to the discovery of an impurity believed to increase …

Barbados Not Affected By Valsartan Recall

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that Barbados has not been affected by the current recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan. The drug has been recalled due to an impurity found in a batch of products. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, said today that a check with the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) revealed that …

Tackling NCDs A Priority For Government

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The issue of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to be a priority for the Ministry of Health and Wellness and it has put a significant level of resources and effort into addressing them. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Arthur Phillips, stressed Government’s commitment to controlling and preventing NCDs today when he delivered the feature address during the opening ceremony of the …

CMO: Blindness A Complication Of Diabetes

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As the prevalence of diabetes increases in the Barbadian population, so do the complications which affect the eyes. These complications include cataract, diabetic retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. Making this disclosure today was Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Regional Conference at the Grantley Adams International …

High Level Of Care In Hospital’s ENT Department

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Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, has praised the level of skill and efficiency in the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He said this was evidenced by the decrease in the number of patients applying to use the Medical Aid Scheme to seek medical treatment overseas and a decline in the length …

Health Surveillance Continues On South Coast

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The Ministry of Health is assuring the public that it is continuing its heightened surveillance on the south coast to prevent any possible risks to public health as a result of the sewage spills in the area. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best, said today: “The Ministry remains on top of the public health concerns and has put several …