THE FOLLOWING ARE EXCERPTS FROM OUR NEWSLETTER
May 5, 2005
- Practitioners anticipate punitive
action from licensing bodies
- PALLIDONE, a methadone product from New Zealand,
could be confused with PALLADONE, the US extended-release
- Be sure your list of "do not use" abbreviations
is targeting the most important issues.
- Education is key: patient inhales a coin due to lack
of use of inhaler dust cover.
- Baxter Colleague CX smart pumps will delete entire drug
library if all batteries drain.
- Improper mixing of magnesium sulfate infusions leads
to variable concentrations.
- FDA and drug advertisers should set an example and commit
to prohibiting dangerous abbreviations in advertising,
labeling and packaging.