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Patient Safety
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...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy Products: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance »
Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile compounded products due to concerns o...
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Baxter IV Solutions: Recall - Potential Presence of Particulate Matter »
On January 5, Baxter International Inc. announced a voluntarily recall of two lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the ho...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
FDA Warns of the Potential Contamination of Taizhou's Baclofen API »
Baclofen Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient from Taizhou Xinyou Pharmaceutical and Chemical: FDA Statement - FDA Warns of Po...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Patient Access to Epidural Steroid Injections Preserved »
On October 7, 2015, a long-awaited Food and Drug Administration (FDA) response to the recommendations made by the Anesthet...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
AMA Task Force Launches New "End Opioid Abuse" Website »
The American Medical Association has formed the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse to help coordinate, develop, and imp...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
FDA alerts health care professionals not to use sterile drug products from Qualgen »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of lots 1 t...
Monday, October 5, 2015
Drug Products Intended to be Sterile by Chen Shwezin Inc., dba Park Compounding Pharmacy: FDA Statem »
ISSUE: During FDA’s recent inspection of Park Compounding Pharmacy’s facility, FDA investigators observed insanitary cond...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sterile Compounded Products by US Compounding, Inc: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE : US Compounding, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of sterile products aseptically compounded and packaged by...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
New FactFinder! Strategies to Minimize Risk in Lumbar Transforaminal Injections: Digital Subtraction »
A new FactFinder has been posted to the Patient Safety section. The intent of this FactFinder is to address strategies use...

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