Largest Independent Pharmacy in New England Now Stocks Defense Soap

May 18, 2009 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

As the largest independent wholesaler located in New England, Burlington Drug Company serves a base of customers which includes community pharmacy, clinics, hospitals, closed door, institutional pharmacies and integrated healthcare systems. These market segments have been our focus for over 110 years.

Today they announced they will carry Defense Soap a spart of their movemnent to natural. green alternatives to skin care…

Guidance for Schools and Student Athletes about Community-Associated Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections

May 18, 2009 – 7:46 am | One Comment

Staphylococcus aureus , often referred to as “staph,” are bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30% of the population are colonized with staph bacteria (i.e., carry the bacteria without becoming ill). Sometimes staph causes minor skin infections (e.g., pustules, small boils) that can be treated conservatively,without antibiotics. However…

Wrestlers learning hard way they must fight skin diseases

May 18, 2009 – 7:16 am | No Comment

By  RACHEL LENZI Fort Collins ColoradoanPoudre High School wrestler Cole Gorton won the 189-pound championship at a recent wrestling tournament, but what he got that weekend was more than a trophy; the Poudre senior picked up a staphylococcal infection.The source of the infection, which most likely entered his blood stream through an open wound, may have been from wrestling on mats that were not properly cleaned and sanitized or from competing against wrestlers who may have been carrying infections…

Beth Israel faulted for staph outbreak in mothers, babies

May 18, 2009 – 7:07 am | No Comment

Over the past six months, 18 mothers and 19 newborns have become sick with a dangerous bacterial infection soon after being released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, triggering a state investigation that uncovered serious problems with the hospital’s infection control practices…

Signs of Staph Infections

May 14, 2009 – 8:30 am | 2 Comments

Mixed Martial Arts is probably one of the easiest ways to get yourself a Staph Infection. The close contact, cuts, sweat and mats are a recipe for Staph. In order to prevent it, you have to understand it because the fact is at any gym there will be those who get infected with Staph. Staphylococcus aures (Staph) can be mild but sometimes fatal….

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MRSA cases ‘on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts’, report shows

MRSA cases ‘on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts’, report shows

Cases of the deadly superbug MRSA are still on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts, while one in five still have increasing rates of C. difficile, an official report shows.The report by the National Audit Office (NAO) sparked criticism of a “lamentable lack of progress” on measuring other potentially dangerous bloodstream infections which are also on the rise but are being neglected because of the concentration on MRSA and C. diff…

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