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June 4, 1997

  • Topical anesthetic-induced methemoglobinemia
  • It may be natural but it's still not nice to fool Mother Nature!!
  • Bupropion: Wellbutrin®? Zyban®? It depends
    • What makes you think it couldn't happen here?
    • Lo, how easy it is to err.
    • Glidel® Wafer promotion may be dangerous
    • Prescribing oral analgesic products that combine acetaminophen with hydrocodone is a bit safer now with FDA approval of Watson Pharmaceuticals' Norco® Tablets.

June 18, 1997

  • Unraveling the unlabeled containers issue.
  • A note about JC's Accreditation Watch
  • Communication problems: ongoing Rx for disaster
  • Prefilled syringes may cause dosing errors with Stratofuse Syringe infusor PCA device
  • Safety Briefs
  • Warning Dangerous Synonym.
  • Florida internist on trial for "mercy killing" of patient with potassium chloride concentrate via IV.
  • Intrathecally injected vincristine kills canadian child
  • Mellaril® potential mixup of oral suspension and oral concentrate.
  • Baxa announces commitment to redesign the tips on their Exacta-Med® oral syringes
  • FDA releases advisory on post marketing reports of exacerbation or new onset diabetes with protease inhibitors.
  • New Tavist® Sinus does not contain clemastine
  • The American College of Emergency Physicians has issued a policy statement for telephone orders from outside physicians

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