|“I want to stress that there is no reason to purchase potassium iodide at this time,” he said. Fielding also urged those who had already bought the pills not to take them, as they can have adverse effects.|
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin said although she wasn't aware of people stocking up, she did not think that would be an overreaction. She said it was right to be prepared.
Hope this clears things up for you.