Volume 22, Issue 4
Medication Safety Alert! February 23, 2017
In this week's issue:
- DTaP, LAIV, MCV4, PPSV23, HZV, 9vHPV... Alphabet Soup Vaccine Abbreviations and Acronyms Lead to Errors
- Tresiba U-200 won't allow odd number dosing of insulin units
- Why color coding injectables by drug class can be dangerous
Problem: Advances in immunization technology and knowledge of diseases have led to an ongoing stream of new vaccines. To date, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 48 different single and combination vaccines that target 24 vaccine-preventable diseases. The large number of vaccines...