Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 2

Medication Safety Alert! January 25, 2018

In this week's issue:


Featured article

The latest issue of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ (see box at end of article) compares the markedly different safety profiles of the five leading pharmaceutical approaches to contraception: 

  • Combination oral contraceptive pills, which combine ethinyl estradiol with a chemical variant of progesterone, and sometimes a third component
  • Emergency contraception pills, intended for single use after failure of another contraceptive method or unprotected sex, which contain a substantial dose of synthetic progesterone
  • Long-acting etonogestrel implants, which provide reversible, long-acting contraception...

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