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2014

July/August

Highlighted article:
FDA approves home-use auto-injector to treat opioid overdoses

  • We have a new look(the PDF version of our newsletter has a fresh new look)
  • Advice from FDAFDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of next-day impairment with sleep aid
  • Fleet enema label is misleading - It's not just "saline"
  • to ERR is Human...Medicine Missteps (common practices may be unsafe)
  • Nice Catch: Follow through on concerns

May/June

Highlighted article:
Can't swallow pills? Teach children or adults how, or learn when it's not safe to crush medicines

  • Talking labels. (Available for the visually impaired)
  • Insulin pens should not be shared!
  • Advice from FDAPost-surgery codeine puts kids at risk

March/April

Highlighted article:
Two FDA moves would reduce bleeding risks with Pradaxa

  • In the news...Heart risks lower with Aleve than with Advil and Motrin
  • Children can open medicines with an "arthritis cap."
  • Alcohol and acetaminophen: may be double trouble.
  • The PROTECT Initiative: Advancing Children's Medication Safety (www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety/protect/protect_initiative.html)
  • Advice from FDASome wart removers are flammable

January/February

Highlighted article:
Help "Give birth to the end of Hep B"

  • Worth Repeating...Beware when using Clear Care
  • New consumer video (safety with prescription pain medicine)
  • Simply Saline simply isn't.
  • Reduce Ambien dose.
  • Advice from FDAReducing the risk of accidental exposure to pain patches
  • National Poison Prevention Week: March 16-22, 2014 (www.poisonprevention.org)

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