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The following are excerpts from the newsletter

February 26, 2015

In this week's issue:

Special announcements:

  • FDA announcement
    • On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, FDA announced a new labeling requirement for insulin pens and other injectable diabetes medications. The devices must now display a warning label stating, "For single patient use only." 
    • For more information, visit: www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm435271.htm
  • ISMP Webinar
  • Fellowships Deadline
    • ISMP's Safe Medication Management Fellowships are unique 12-month learning experiences beginning each July that engage select professionals in the Institute's efforts to improve error prevention and safe medication use. Applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowships are due March 31, 2015.
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/profdevelopment/.
  • Unique 2-day program
    • Attend one of the ISMP Medication Safety INTENSIVE workshops being held in 2015: Indianapolis on April 16-17; Bellevue (near Seattle) on September 17-18; and New Orleans on December 4-5. This workshop provides hands-on experiences with risk assessment, event investigation, error analysis, error-reduction strategies, measuring effectiveness, and more!
    • For details, visit: www.ismp.org/educational/MSI.

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