Acute Care Volume 22, Issue 14

Medication Safety Alert! July 13, 2017

In this week's issue:

Featured article

The latest issue of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ is an annual report that focuses on drugs and specific adverse events that affect large populations and involve substantial numbers of serious injuries reflected in 1.2 million reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) during 2016. In Part I of this newsletter feature, we examine the 2016 reporting totals and one critical topic in the 2016 annual report:

  • Previously underestimated drug withdrawal symptoms reported by large populations of patients who have stopped taking opioids,...

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