December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Roberts Oxygen in Gaithersburg Manufacturing Dry Ice for Pfizer Vaccines

To ensure that the Pfizer vaccine doesn’t spoil, it needs to be kept extremely cold. One company in Gaithersburg, Roberts Oxygen, is doing its part to help keep the vaccine safe by manufacturing dry ice. Reggie Wright, the regional sales manager for Roberts Oxygen, explained how dry ice—which is 109 degrees below Fahrenheit—is manufactured. “We […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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July 14, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Mejor Lavarse las Manos que Usar el Gel para ‘Aniquilar’ el Virus Advierten Expertos

Cubre bocas, distanciamiento social, quedarse en casa; estas son algunas de las sugerencias que los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- recomiendan para evitar contraer COVID-19. Otra medida efectiva y simple que funciona para mantenerse siempre saludable es el jabón. La Dra. Audrey Escobedo de la Clínica Comunitaria Emerson nos explica en […]

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July 13, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

FDA Advises Against Using Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

The FDA recently warned individuals against using various hand sanitizers containing methanol, adding to a growing list of recalled hand sanitizer products.  The FDA announced that 5 additional hand sanitizers on the market were found to contain the deadly alcohol, methanol. https://t.co/ZkAFjvWt17 pic.twitter.com/3ovYh3JkYM — Forbes Science (@ForbesScience) July 8, 2020 Methanol, also known as wood […]

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March 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Trump Quiere Enviar Dinero a Personas lo más Rápido Posible

Durante una reunión informativa del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Coronavirus el martes, el Secretario del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos, Steve Mnuchin, dijo que la administración apoya poner en ley un paquete de estímulo para que los estadounidenses reciban apoyo financiero durante la crisis. “Estamos buscando enviar cheques a los estadounidenses de inmediato”, dijo Mnuchin, […]

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March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Trump Wants to Send Money to People as Quickly as Possible

During a Coronavirus Task Force briefing Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin said the administration supports putting into law a stimulus package for Americans for financial support during the outbreak.  “We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said. He said people need money now and that President Donald Trump wants to […]

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September 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 17 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 17. and it’s Constitution Day! Today we commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Here are five more things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets this morning in Rockville at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. School Immunization Clinic: Students in 7th through 12th […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

The FDA, Vaping, and You

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Since 2009, FDA has regulated cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own tobacco.  The FDA finalized a rule, effective August 8, 2016, to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems. Despite […]

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July 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

FDA Launches Youth E-Cigarette Prevention TV Ads

The FDA launched youth e-cigarette prevention TV ads for the first time. In addition, there are also plans for new educational resources to teach kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use. This will include new posters for high schools and educational materials for middle schools across the U.S. as part of “The Real Cost” Youth […]

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October 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Viva White Oak, Project to Adjoin FDA, Breaks Ground

Dozens of government and business officials gathered at White Oak on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Viva White Oak, a massive development adjoining a centralized FDA facility. The project includes an academic campus, a hotel-conference center, shops and restaurants and 4,750 homes. Nonresidential building will amount to 6.1 million square feet.

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