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Antibiotic Benzetacil is temporarily suspended in the country

Antibiotic Benzetacil is temporarily suspended in the country

According to the official statement, the suspension took place in order to seek improvements related to the validation tests of the product. The company also reported that the resumption of production should take place by mid-October.

However, the remaining units can be consumed normally by the expiration date stated on the packaging. "It is also worth mentioning that other drugs available on the market can be used as a therapeutic alternative," they said.

The National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) clarified that there are in Brazil four companies with valid registration to produce benzathine penicillin: Eurofarma , which produces the brand-name drug Benzetacil, the Foundation for Popular Medicine (Furp), Laboratorio Teuto Brasileiro S / A and Novafarma Indústria Farmacêutica LTDA.


Brazil and the United States initiate study on microcephaly associated with Zika virus

Brazil and the United States initiate study on microcephaly associated with Zika virus

The CDC team disembarked in Brazil to begin this week's research work. Meetings will be held with local authorities and field studies with interviews and blood samples collected for complementary tests of Zika and other diseases such as cytomegalovirus and toxoplasmosis. Paraíba is the second state with the highest number of suspected cases of microcephaly in the country.

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Cardiac Arrhythmia: 6 Facts You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

Cardiac Arrhythmia: 6 Facts You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

" Of the many types of cardiac arrhythmia, we can draw attention to atrial fibrillation, which has serious risks for the patient: lack of proper treatment can lead to stroke. " With this statement, the cardiologist José Rocha Faria Neto, a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUC-PR), makes it very clear why the disease deserves special attention among the problems that the heart can face.

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