ALERT! Another Medication Recall [PLUS: FB Privacy and West’s Medal]

Medication Recall

Sandoz has recalled over 600,000 bottles of Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe due to the bottles not having child-resistant tops. These medications, used to treat blood pressure, heart conditions and high cholesterol, could be very harmful if swallowed by a child.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission made an official announcement on their twitter, including lot numbers that are part of the recall.

If you have one of these bottles, you can get a replacement bottle by calling 800-525-8747 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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Facebook Exposes Data

Once again Facebook has compromised user information. A server containing almost 420 million phone records, 133 million belonging to US users, has been discovered online on an unprotected server.

This data leak puts users at risk for spam calls and the chance that their SIM card could be hacked, which can cause a wide array of problems.

More than a year ago Facebook stopped using the feature that allowed people to look up profiles using a phone number. So why is the information still being kept?

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This data set is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers. The data set has been taken down and we have seen no evidence that Facebook accounts were compromised.

— Facebook spokesperson Jay Nancarrow

This is a good reminder that even though a website might be free to use, there is always a cost. With Facebook that cost seems to be your privacy.


NBA Legend Jerry West Receives Medal of Freedom

On September 5th, President Trump gave Jerry West the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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West is best known for playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he had a talented career for 14 years. He was then hired as their coach and was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 1979.

West, who was also known as Mr. Clutch, was chosen as an All-Star player every single year of his career. In his 14 seasons with the Lakers, he played in the finals 9 times.

Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, this prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor. It is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

— Courtesy whitehouse.gov

Other sports greats who have received the Medal of Freedom are Joe DiMaggio, Billie Jean King, Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali.

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