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Patient Safety
Monday, July 27, 2015
Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Drug Safety Communication »
ISSUE: FDA is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs)...
Monday, July 20, 2015
0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 50mL and 100mL by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter »
On 7/20/15, Baxter International Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
NSAIDs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Strengthens Warning of Chance of Heart Attack or Stroke »
FDA is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Bupivacaine HCl Injection Due To Potentia »
Hospira, Inc. has announced today it is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of Preservative-Free Bupivacaine HCl Injecti...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Patient Safety Alert: FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals and Patients Not to Use Products from the »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is joining the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NC BOP) to urge health care profess...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Customed Inc., Surgical Convenience Packs - Compromised Sterility Due to Multiple Problems »
Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: October 8, 2014 Devices: Surgical Convenience Packs, Trays, a...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall »
ISSUE: Hospira announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, 10 mg per...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. Unexpired Sterile Products: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE: Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., also called Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DEA Announces Moving Hydrocodone Combination Products from Schedule III to Schedule II »
The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule with a decision to move hydrocodone combination produc...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Sterile Drug Products by Downing Labs (aka NuVision Pharmacy): Drug Alert - Lack of Sterility Assur »
Sterile Drug Products by Downing Labs (aka NuVision Pharmacy):  Drug Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance  ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
FDA Outlines Expectations for Human Drug Compounders »
On July 1, the US Food and Drug Administration released multiple policy documents concerning compounded drug products for...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
CDC Vital Signs on Opioid Prescribing Notes State Variability »
The July 1 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC discusses prescribing rates of opioid pain relievers...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Joint Commission Issues Sentinel Event Alert (SEA): Preventing Infection from Misuse of Vials »
On June 16, the Joint Commission issued a SEA to raise awareness regarding the risk of infection due to misuse of single-d...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Sterile Drug Products by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals, including hospital supply managers...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.5% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCI Injectio »
Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.5% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP), 30 ML, Single...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
FDA Drug Safety Communication on Risk of Rare But Serious Neurologic Problems from Epidural Corticos »
FDA Drug Safety Communication on Risk of Rare But Serious Neurologic Problems from Epidural Corticosteroid Injections &...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCI Injecti »
Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP), 10 ml, Singl...
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates »
ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 10mg/mL, 30 mL singl...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates »
ISSUE: Hospira notified the public of a nationwide recall of seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%, 200 mg/20...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection, USP, 10mg »
Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection, USP, 10mg/mL:  Class I Rec...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Acetaminophen Prescription Combination Drug Products with more than 325 mg: FDA Statement – Recommen »
Acetaminophen Prescription Combination Drug Products with more than 325 mg: FDA Statement – Recommendation to Discontinue...
Friday, December 27, 2013
Baxter 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP And 0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection, USP Intravenous »
Baxter 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP And 0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection, USP Intravenous (IV) Solutions: Recall...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
2% Lidocaine HCL Injection by Hospira: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter »
ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. announced it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of Lidocaine...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Abrams Royal Pharmacy Recall – Lack of Sterility Assurance »
ISSUE : Abrams Royal Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile products dispensed nationwide due to...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Law of the Land: Drug Quality and Security Act »
WASHINGTON, DC -  On Wednesday, November 27 th , H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act , was signed into l...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Hospira Inc., GemStar Infusion System Class I Recall – Pressure Sensor Calibration Drift »
ISSUE : The proximal and distal pressure sensor calibration can drift resulting in the pump failing the Proximal or Dist...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Over-the-Counter Topical Antiseptic Products: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requests Label Changes »
Over-the-Counter Topical Antiseptic Products: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requests Label Changes and Single-Use Packag...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Low Molecular Weight Heparins: Drug Safety Communication – Recommendations to Decrease Risk of Spina »
Low Molecular Weight Heparins: Drug Safety Communication – Recommendations to Decrease Risk of Spinal Column Bleeding and...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center Sterile Compounded Products: Recall - Lack of Sterility As »
Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center Sterile Compounded Products:  Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance  ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
URGENT: Product Advisory Notice Becton Dickinson Medical 7mL Epilor™ Luer-Lok™ LOR Syringe »
ISSUE: Becton Dickinson (BD) has received several reports indicating that the plunger of some BD 7 mL Epilor™ plastic Lu...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
MedStream Programmable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits by Codman and Shurtleff: Class 1 Recall - Drug »
MedStream Programmable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits by Codman and Shurtleff:  Class 1 Recall - Drug Over Infusion...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy Certain Unexpired Compounded Sterile Products: Recall - Par »
Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy Certain Unexpired Compounded Sterile Products:  Recall - Particulate Matter F...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCL Injectio »
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCL Injection, USP), 75mg/30ml, Si...
Saturday, October 5, 2013
1% Lidocaine HCL Injection By Hospira: Recall - Presence Of Dark Particulate »
ISSUE : Hospira, Inc. announced it has initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection,...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Baxter Dual Luer Lock Caps: Class I Recall - Presence of Loose Particulate Matter Found In Packagin »
Baxter Dual Luer Lock Caps:  Class I Recall - Presence of Loose Particulate Matter Found In Packaging  ...

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