Acute Care Volume 20, Issue 2

Medication Safety Alert! January 29, 2015

In this week's issue:

  • QuarterWatch™ (Special Report): A critique of FDA’s key drug safety reporting system
  • We need your input! (Comment on IV push best practices draft statements by February 20, 2015)
  • Oral syringe scale not user friendly
  • Transdermal patches and heat sources
  • A reminder about Brintila and Brintillix
  • PCA pump security issue
  • Quarterly Action Agenda (October - December 2014)
Featured article

A new, special edition of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ closely examines the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), which combines mandatory reports originated by drug manufacturers with voluntary cases submitted by health professionals and consumers directly through FDA’s MedWatch program. For the past 6 years, this reporting system has formed the core data source of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ reports about drug safety. But the FDA reporting system is in need of modernization to address the changing environment in which drugs are marketed. It also suffers from a flood...

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