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May 5, 2005

May 19, 2005

  • Practitioners anticipate punitive action from licensing bodies
  • PALLIDONE, a methadone product from New Zealand, could be confused with PALLADONE, the US extended-release hydromorphone product.
  • 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.

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