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Patient Safety
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...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
New Initiative Empowers Prescribers to Identify Opioid Drug Abuse »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration   has launched Search and Rescue , an i...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Alert: Opiod/Benzodiazepine Interactions Causing Major Risks/Death—FDA Requires Boxed Warning »
ISSUE: A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicine...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Coming to Your Mailbox Soon: U.S. Office of Surgeon General Letter on Opioid Epidemic »
Starting today and continuing over the next couple of weeks, the Office of the Surgeon General is going to be sending a...
Friday, August 5, 2016
Recall Alert: 0.25 Percent Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP by Hospira—Particulate Matter »
ISSUE: Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, US...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
An Open Letter to Physicians of the United States About the Opioid Epidemic from the AMA »
The president of the American Medical Association issued an open letter to physicians of the United States about the...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Recall Alert: Well Care Compounding Pharmacy Sterile Compounded Products »
ISSUE : Well Care Compounding Pharmacy is performing a voluntary statewide recall in Nevada on all unexpired sterile compo...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Beacon Tip Technology Catheters by Cook Medical: Recall - Polymer Degradation of the Catheter Tip »
On April 15, 2016, Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall of 4,146,309 catheters with Beacon Tip technology. Catheters...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Recall Alert: PharMEDium Sterile Preparations Compounded With Fresenius Kabi Sensorcaine-MPF »
ISSUE: PharMEDium Services, LLC is voluntarily recalling the codes/lots of sterile preparations compounded with a singl...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Sensorcaine-MPF (bupivacaine HCl) by Fresenius Kabi: Recall—Presence of Particulate Matter »
ISSUE : Fresenius Kabi USA announced today it is voluntarily recalling a single lot (Lot Number 6111504; Product Code 47...
Monday, April 18, 2016
FDA Alerts Healthcare Professionals that Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Products Lack Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use any...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Recall Alert: Reliable Drug Pharmacy Compounded Products »
Reliable Drug Pharmacy is recalling all unexpired lots of compounded products due to concern of lack of quality assurance...
Monday, April 4, 2016
FDA Alerts Healthcare Professionals that Medaus Pharmacy Products Lack Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE: The U . S . Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and pat...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
FDA Adds New Safety Warnings to Prescription Opioid Medications »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about several safety issues with the entire class of opioid pain me...
Monday, March 14, 2016
Baxter Issues Recall of One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution for Irrigation »
Baxter International is voluntarily recalling one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Irrigation, USP, 500 mL Plastic Pour Bottle...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Baxter IV Solutions (Select Lots): Recall - Potential for Leaking Containers and Particulate Matter »
Baxter is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/user level due to the potential fo...

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