Patients taking the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine) should be aware that the drug manufacturer Pfizer has issued a recall of one lot of the medications after they discovered one bottle contained a heart drug used to treat atrial fibrillation.
The medication found is Tikosyn that was discovered in one bottle of Effexor XR. The heart medication could cause abnormal heartbeat that could cause symptoms of dizziness, sweating, pallor and fainting.
Patients should check their antidepressant for lot numbers 130142 and V130140, with expiration date of October 2015. Also recalled is Effexor XR with Greenstone lot number V130014, which expires in August 2015.
The antidepressant recall includes two lots of Effexor XR® 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules and one lot of Greenstone’s Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules.
The FDA warns the interaction between the heart drug Tikosyn and venlafaxine “could be fatal”.
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An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland. Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police believe Caitlyn may be in the company of 38-year-old Timothy Virts, and they may be in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tag 5AJ4458. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 immediately.
The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect.
Caitlyn Virts is described as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. She may be wearing glasses. Timothy Virts is described as a white male who is about 6’3” tall and weighs about 280 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child.
This happened today at 7am so SIGNAL BOOST. THE SOONER THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF THEM GETTING APPREHENDED.
Reblogging for my MD/VA followers. This child has not been rescued yet, and the kidnapper killed her mother.
Reblogging with a news link:
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Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis
Our beloved friend, Sarah Myles Spencer, is in need of the help of a faithful and loving community.
Sarah suffers from several autoimmune disorders, including iritis, arthritis, interstitial cystitis, and has tested positive for the autoimmune gene that is present when a person has lupus (though no formal lupus diagnosis has been given yet). She also has glaucoma that she developed from steroid treatments, lyme disease, chronic depression and anxiety disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, and mild PTSD. She was the primary caretaker of her father in 2010, and when he died, she and her husband Michael took on all of that medical debt as well.
Her family has been paying all of this medical debt off diligently, but are currently in a situation without income or insurance. Sarah has had to put her own health (which would normally require her to see 4-5 specialists a month) on the back burner in the face of an impossible choice: groceries or medical care?
No family should have to choose between feeding their children and maintaining their health.
Because of the host of autoimmune deficiencies, Sarah has now developed pneumonia, for which she has been to the hospital several times in the last month.
Michael lost his job in a confusing and infuriating situation involving racial targeting by his direct supervisor in the Fall, and has been forced to take several lower-paying jobs to support his family while working with his union in an attempt to rectify the illegal and horrible mistreatment of him by a company he’d been a top-performer at for over 3 years. He has been the caretaker through this ordeal, but is currently faced with the burden of juggling the health and well-being of his family with finding work in a floundering economy. Nothing he has found yet has provided insurance.
This fundraiser is not only assuaging the burden of so much acquired medical debt, it is allowing a family to feed and clothe themselves while keeping a roof over their heads. It is giving them some breathing room.
please share widely!
Donate: Spencer Family In Crisis
So this just happened. You didn’t read that wrong. It does say $800,000. My friend is caring for her ex husband who has a rare form of cancer. In order for more treatment they need $800,000 up front. Please reblog and boost this. She isn’t asking for any money yet, but I think it is important for people to see what health care in this country really looks like.
HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email:
BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1
Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2
For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.
That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.
Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.
Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3
We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5
When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6
A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.
Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.
Thanks for speaking out.
—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team
This is super big!
Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked by and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.
HOLY SHIT, SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING IN AMERICA!?
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
Please do this. It’s super quick.
(fixed the link, because it was one that was signed in under someone else’s name)
Important enough that I want reblog on here.
Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!
I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.
I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:
• Ehler-danlos syndrome
• cold urticaria
• adrenal insufficiency
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
• poly cystic ovarian syndrome
• neuropathy nos
• major depressive disorder
I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.
I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.
I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.
When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.
I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in.
Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.
To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.
I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time.
I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.
I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.
I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.
If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.
I can now take PayPal donations:
Directly on the Donation Page
Or send it to
Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.
Thank you again,
I’m running our of meds starting the day after tomorrow. Please anyone….
Signal boost. Followers, please donate if you can, and signal boost!
-Dany (who wishes with all her heart that she could donate and will pray for OP)
This is Spock. He’s a 4yo chihuahua/beagle/minipin mix (we think, actually we have no idea but he’s about 10 lbs and feels like a chamois cloth when you groom him) and he needs a new home! It breaks my heart to see him go, but my parents are moving to a new apartment that doesn’t allow pets, and I’m on the other side of the country in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets, and we’re really in a bind.
Spock is neutered, up to date on all his shots, and the biggest cuddler ever! He’ll make nests of anything you leave lying around, and if you like dressing up your pets, he loves being wrapped up in cozy sweaters and such. He’s also good with other dogs!
If you’re interested in fostering rather than adopting, we can make an arrangement where I pay for his food and bills and such. We can drive him out to anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area.
Contact me at email@example.com if you’d like to meet him! Signal boosts appreciated!
Please repost this and signal boost! My friend was robbed in London, looking for his wedding ring.
”On February 28 our flat was robbed in London, W9. The thieves took everything we have of value, and also my wedding ring.
I don’t include my wedding ring in “things of value” because to anyone but me it is virtually worthless. This ring was hand made by my wife out of precious metal clay: a molding clay that contains silver particles that fuse when kiln fired.
The silver in this ring is probably worth about $30. The sentiment in this ring is priceless to me.
The ring pictured on the bottom (infinity, no heart) is mine. This is what it looked like pre-firing. Today it looks the same, but is a polished silver color. It has 18 vertical lines around the band.
In the extremely unlikely chance anyone comes across this ring, please contact me. Everyone else, please publicly share this status to spread the word.”
Please, Tumblr, spread the word?
His name is Norman and he fractured his front leg. I really don’t want to have to ask for help, but I have too. I want him to be alright, but we do not have enough money to pay for surgery. We need more than 2000$can before monday ad we don’t even have enough money to pay for a plaster.
He is just 7 months old. He is always so full of energy and happiness. We just want him to be okay and to be able to use his front leg properly. If we can’t give him surgery very soon, his leg won’t be able to heal correctly and he’ll never be able to walk like he used to.
Please, if you know a way to help him, tell us.
If you want to help us, my PayPal account is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you can’t donate to help him, you can reblog this post.
I know Tumblr can do miracle, so please help us, just this once.
Thank you all.
PS: I’m sorry for any mistake I might have made, English isn’t my native language.
the university of illinois at urbana is trying to get surgery and hormone treatment for trans ppl included in their student health insurance but there’s some pushback from the board of trustees so if you have a moment please sign and signal boost the petition for its inclusion!