Can Pharmacists Improve the Accuracy of Medication Histories?

Pharmacist- Versus Physician-Obtained Medication HistoriesReeder TA, Mutnick AAm J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65:857-860 Study SummaryAbout 60% of hospitalized patients have at least 1 error in their medication history that is taken upon admission.[1] The investigators in this study compared medication histories that were obtained by hospital pharmacists with those obtained by physicians. The study was […]

Byetta Linked to Acute Pancreatitis

Six new cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis have been reported in patients using exenatide injection (Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised healthcare professionals today.

Why Should I Report an Adverse Drug Event?

When I was in charge of the postmarketing drug safety program at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the early 1980s, 1 particular drug report became etched in my memory.

FDA Warns About Injection Site Reactions With Naltrexone

Injectable, extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol, Cephalon), used for the treatment of alcohol dependence, has been linked to adverse injection-site reactions, some requiring surgery, according to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory notice to healthcare professionals released yesterday.

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System

Levitronix CentriMag Extracorporeal Blood Pumping System: CentriMag Primary Console (with v200 Application Software) Audience: Cardiothoracic healthcare professionals, perfusionists, hospital risk managers, biomedical engineers

FDA unexpectedly rejects Schering anesthesia drug

Schering-Plough Corp (nyse: SGP – news – people ) said Friday U.S. regulators had rejected Bridion, its drug to reverse the effects of anesthesia that had been heralded as a breakthrough product by analysts and was unanimously recommended by a federal advisory panel.

FDA Extends Consumer Warning on Serrano Peppers from Mexico

Laboratory testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that both a sample of serrano pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected by agency investigators on a farm in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico (business address is in Nuevo Leon, Mexico) contain Salmonella Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint as the strain […]

Manufacturer for Wegmans Brand Sorbet Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk

Manufacturer for Wegmans Brand Sorbet Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk on a Limited Number of Wegmans Brand Sorbets The manufacturer of Wegmans Sorbet is recalling a limited number of 16 oz. Wegmans brand Sorbets because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of a serious […]

EU OKs Drug to Reverse Neuromuscular Blockade

European regulators have approved a breakthrough new medication to help patients emerge far more quickly from anesthesia than existing treatments, the drug's maker Schering-Plough Corp said on Tuesday. The drug, called Bridion, was approved by the European Commission, following a recommendation last month by an advisory panel in support of the drug, also known as […]