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Patient Safety
Friday, January 12, 2018
Safety Alert: Problematic Stoppers Replaced in Becton-Dickinson Drug Syringes »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/12/2018: Becton-Dickinson (BD) Syringes Used to Store Compounded or Repackaged Drugs: FDA...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Recall Alert: PharMEDium Expands Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots of Compounded Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/11/2018: Pharmedium Services, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots...
Friday, January 5, 2018
FDA Offers Podcast on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Retention; EMA Implements Restrictions »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new Drug Safety Podcast, warning that gadolinium-based contrast agen...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Recall Alert: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/02/2018: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC: Recall...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
New Class Warnings: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/19/2017: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs): Drug Safety Communication - Retained in B...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
New FactFinder on Masks, Gowns, and Caps »
Does wearing a face mask, gown, or cap decrease the risk of infection during interventional spine procedures?  ...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Recall Alert: Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/05/2017:  Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics: Recall - Lack of Ste...
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Recall Alert: Midazolam Injection by Fresenius Kabi »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/05/2017: Midazolam Injection, USP, 2 mg/2 mL mL by Fresenius Kabi: Recall - Reports of Blis...
Friday, November 3, 2017
New FactFinder on Internal Skin Burn Due to Novel Radiofrequency Ablation Technology »
Find the latest facts about internal skin burns caused by novel radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technologies, including wate...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Recall Alert: Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 10/23/2017: Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Contamination T...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Injection Practices Campaign Warns Unsafe Syringe Reuse Is Not Uncommon »
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotio...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
New FactFinder on Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections and Hyperglycemia »
Find the latest facts about the systemic impact of intra-articular steroid injections on blood glucose levels in your diab...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
New Compounded Drug Product Report Available »
In an effort to help the medical community identify and access specific compounded drug products from facilities that are...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Recall Alert: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/08/2017: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance This is an...
Monday, August 21, 2017
New FactFinder on Radiation Safety for Interventional Spine Procedures »
Find the facts about radiation exposure risk in the performance of interventional pain procedures and what measures are...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
SIS Patient Safety Alert: Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 08/10/2017: Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Recall Alert: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/26/2017: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assuranc...
Friday, July 7, 2017
FDA Reaffirms its Commitment to Drug Quality and Security Act »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement reiterating its commitment to the Drug Quality and Sec...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite »
As part of its continued advocacy efforts to help reverse the opioid epidemic in the United States, the AMA launched a mic...
Friday, June 2, 2017
New FactFinder: Systemic Effects of Epidural Corticosteroid Injection »
Find the facts about whether epidural steroid injections can be administered without concern for systemic effects because...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Class I Recall Alert:  SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/31/2017:  SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer: C...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
No Harmful Effects Identified With Brain Retention From Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Used in MRI »
On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that it has not identified adverse health effects fr...
Monday, May 15, 2017
SIS Recommends Physicians Adopt AMA-Suggested Cybersecurity Practices »
The American Medical Association (AMA) has shared with SIS the following physician-specific precautions and prescriptive r...
Monday, May 1, 2017
New FactFinder: Anesthetic Test Dose and Seizure Risk with CTFIS »
Find the facts about the risks of using an anesthetic test dose in cervical transforaminal injections.   Down...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Recall Alert Update: EpiPen® Auto-Injectors by Meridian Medical Technologies »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/31/2017: Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies', a Pfizer Company, Expande...
Monday, April 17, 2017
New FactFinder: Are Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media Safe for Spine Procedures? »
Find the facts about the safety of using gadolinium-based contrast media instead of standard iodinated contrast agents in...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Recall Alert: Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions’ Sterile Compounded Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/06/2017: Sterile Compounded Products by Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions: Recall - Lack of Sterilit...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Class I Recall Alert: SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pumps by Medtronic »
  SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/14/2017: SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pump...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Recall Alert: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free” May Contain Latex »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 02/28/2017: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unexpired Sterile Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free”:...
Friday, February 24, 2017
Updated FactFinder: Particulate vs. Non-Particulate Steroids for Lumbar Transforaminal Injections »
SIS FactFinders explore and debunk myths surrounding patient safety issues. In an update to a 2013 FactFinder on use of pa...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
SIS Patient Safety Alert: Rare but Serious Allergic Reactions Reported with Chlorhexidine Gluconate »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 02/02/2017: Chlorhexidine Gluconate - Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic React...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CDC Unveils New Tools and Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids »
Last month, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New FactFinder: Routine Intravenous Access for Epidural Steroid Injections Without Sedation »
SIS FactFinders explore and debunk myths surrounding patient safety issues. In this new FactFinder, discover the truth beh...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Recall Alert: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company—Lack of Sterility Assurance »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/21/2016: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Recall Alert: Sterile Products by Wells Pharmacy Network—Lack of Sterility Assurance »
  SIS Patient Safety Alert 9/22/2016: Sterile Products by Wells Pharmacy Network: Recall - Concern for Lack of...

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