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Report: Man admitted to hospital for Ebola ‘unlikely’ to have disease

BY Ryan Chavis

NEW YORK — New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said a man who was tested for Ebola at Mount Sinai Hospital is "unlikely" to have the virus. The patient was admitted to the hospital early Monday with a fever and gastrointestinal problems. He recently visited a West African country where Ebola was reported, according to the Washington Post.

Two Americans who contracted the disease while overseas in Liberia are currently being treated with an experimental drug that seems to be improving their conditions, according to a report. They are receiving treatment in Atlanta.

The Centers for Disease Control took to twitter on Monday afternoon to answer quetions from Twitter users surrounding the transmission of the disease, the risk of the disease spreading in the United States, and other concerns.

 

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Cheerwine, Avett Brothers team up to benefit community organizations

BY Ryan Chavis

SALISBURY, N.C. — Cheerwine, a soft drink brand, will partner with the Avett Brothers to host the third annual Legendary Giveback, a benefit concert. The previous events raised more than $100,000, which benefited Lowcountry Food Bank, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Kids First of the Carolinas.

The date and location of the event will be announced in September. In the meantime, the Avett Brothers and Cheerwine are urging consumers to support the community organization of their choice by visiting Cheerwine.com/GiveBack.

"Cheerwine is privileged to again join forces with the Avett Brothers, whose musical talent is only surpassed by their generosity and community-focused values,” said Tom Barbitta, SVP of marketing and sales for Cheerwine. “What puts this band in the ‘great’ category is what they do when no one is watching. It’s an honor to present Legendary Giveback 3, turning on more people to the band’s music and hopefully many more to the idea of community service and charitable giving.”

From now until Nov. 1, consumers across the country who buy a specially marked two-liter bottle or 12-pack of Cheerwine will have a chance to win prizes, which include Cheerwine and Avett Brothers merchandise.

“We’re excited to be part of Legendary Giveback 3 and partner again with Cheerwine to encourage thousands more people to give back to their communities,” said Scott Avett, lead singer and co-founder of the band. “This has become one of our favorite events of the year, a chance to get together and say thank you to thousands of people who give selflessly to improve the lives of others.”

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Lannett approved for oxycodone hydrochloride caps

BY Ryan Chavis

PHILADELPHIA — Lannett Co. on Monday announced that its abbreviated new drug application for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is the equivalent to oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, of Lehigh Valley Technologies.

“Oxycodone Hydrochloride Capsules, 5 mg, represents our third product approved by the FDA thus far in 2014 and, importantly, adds to our goal of vertical integration,” said Arthur Bedrosian, president and CEO of Lannett. “We hope to receive additional product approvals in the near future while we continue to develop our robust pipeline.”

Total sales for the year ended June 2014 for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, were $7.1 million, according to IMS data. The company said it expects to ship the product in the coming months.

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