Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.
Guys, this is really, really bad. The Rio Grande Valley is a huge area with a high population of low-income residents, who now have to drive hours to their nearest health clinic. This means they are not getting basic health care and have very little access to birth control or information about their bodies, on top of already living in some areas with no running water, electricity, or paved roads.
There is a very easy way for us to help. We need to start pouring money into Texas abortion funds. Funds help people raise the money they need, and provide transportation and lodging for people traveling long distances to get abortions, and RGV residents need this now more than ever.
These funds are already stretched thin and need all the volunteer help they can get, so if you can, please send in an application to help staff their hotlines.
Back-alley butchers like Kermit Gosnell thrive in places where there is no access to safe, legal abortion and other reproductive care. Patients and families need our support and protection.
Conservatives are not reducing abortion. They are reducing safe abortion. The more I read about this, the more I am convinced that conservatives simply hate poor women of color.
I want the red one. Though I’d be happy with any of them.
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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”.
Hi friends - if you know anyone who might use the medication, please reblog/signal boost
well fuck i’ll have to check mine when i get home
Also note that since it’s a prescription, the lot number may not be on the bottle you have. However, the pharmacy should have that information, so call them up ASAP.
On a related note, guess whose pharmacy isn’t open on Sundays? Guess who has to wait until Monday to find out whether her meds are safe, thus leaving her with the question of whether or not to take them tomorrow AM?