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February 14, 1996

  • Opiate overdoses with Baxter PCA Infusor® : A matter of patient education
  • Adverse reactions to LANDMARK® Midline IV Catheters
  • Design of preprinted cancer chemotherapy order forms is critical for patient safety
  • Safety Briefs:
    • Close calls with prescriptions for Luvox® which were misread as Lasix® because of poor handwriting.
    • Don't Abbr Drg Nms.
    • Synercid® is currently being studied in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and complicated skin and skin-structure infections.
    • Warner Lambert (Parke Davis) has a new extended-release procainamide called Procanbid®. As you may have guessed, the drug is meant for twice a day dosing.
    • Becton Dickinson has given a facelift to its tuberculin syringes by eliminating the minim scale

February 28, 1996

  • ISMP Web Site Launch
  • Versed (midazolam) carton label and dosing errors
  • Safety Briefs:
    • Iohexol (OMNIPAQUE) injection in pharmacy bulk packages
    • Plendil and Prilosec: similar appearance
    • Colchicine overdose
    • Newly launched Adderall sounds like Inderal
    • Potassium accident made public in Boston
    • Hyperkalemia with standard doses of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

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