Mediator : le médicament est responsable de plus de 500 mortsLe remède contre le diabète a causé, en France, la mort de plus de 500 personnes et entraîné 3.500 hospitalisations entre 1976 et 2009, selon une étude de la Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie (Cnam), présentée hier.Une saisine de l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) avait demandé aux médecins de la Cnam d’évaluer le nombre de décès et d’hospitalisations liés directement ou indirectement au Mediator. Il apparaît que ce médicament, indiqué chez les diabétiques en surcharge pondérale, est responsable de 500 à 1.000 décès en France.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Ce médicament était incriminé pour ses effets secondaires graves. Préconisé contre le diabète, mais aussi utilisé comme coupe-faim par les personnes qui souhaitent perdre du poids, ce remède peut provoquer des maladies sévères atteignant les valves du coeur, ainsi que de l’hypertension artérielle.Ce sont des médecins du CHU de Brest qui ont tiré la sonnette d’alarme. Mediator a ensuite été retiré des pharmacies en novembre 2009. Le 16 novembre 2010 à 10:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
The cast of Pinkalicious features professional musical theatre performers with an impressive background in Children’s Theatre! Ocean City, NJ – The Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC), along with Ocean City’s Free Public Library will present PINKALICIOUS: The Musical, based on the wildly popular book series, written by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. The production runs January 14 and 15, 2017 at Noon. Performances are free for all and will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.PINKALICIOUS: The Musical follows the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, a spirited youngster who (you may have guessed) is obsessed with all things pink. After over-indulging in one too many cupcakes, she actually turns pink! Only learning and embracing healthy eating habits and moderation can restore her to her normal color. This stage version is an expansion of the book Pinkalicious by the original authors. With additional lyrics and music by John Gregor, it is sure to put a huge smile on the faces of parents and kids alike.After a successful summer performance and appearance during First Night, OCTC is thrilled to extend their production of Pinkalicious at the Ocean City Library due to popular demand. A special meet and greet with the characters will follow the show. For more information, please call 609-399-2434 ext.5222.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) welcomed its newest member of the Board of Trustees on October 1, Trustee Jefferson Davis. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee, Davis replaces Trustee Judy Blinn after twelve years as part of the Board.“I sincerely believe that our community colleges will play a major role in turning this economy around, not just for our area but, moreover, for our country,” said Davis. His first Board of Trustees meeting will be October 11.Jeff Davis was appointed to the SPSCC Board of Trustees on October 1. Photo courtesy: SPSCCDavis spent nearly twenty years as a Longshoreman for Pacific Maritime Association and also served as Port Commissioner for the Port of Olympia. It was in that role that Davis found a passion for identifying areas of challenge and opportunities for business and economic growth, specifically related to ports. He joined boards at the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce to play a part in the region’s growth, which helped him quickly identify the importance of education in a successful region.“It was apparent that in order for a region to be successful there must be a cooperative partnership between business and economic interests and educational preparation in order to develop needed skill sets,” said Davis. He continued, “Community colleges are an essential piece to this equation.”Davis currently sits on the Board of Trustees and acts as Finance Chair for NOVA School and has also served on boards for the Thurston Regional Planning Council and Puget Sound Regional Planning Council. Additionally, Davis is a co-owner of a property management business and advises small business owners on managing, marketing, and growing their companies, and helps coach his children’s sports activities.Blinn, who was appointed to the Board in 2004, leaves a tremendous mark on the college. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2014 and as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2010. Under her leadership, the Board authorized the acquisition of the Lacey Campus property and helped deepen economic development partnerships in northeast Thurston County. Blinn also served as the Board Liaison to the Legislative Committee of the Trustees’ Association of Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC), SPSCC Foundation Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and College Strategic Planning and Campus Master Planning