Volume 21, Issue 6
Medication Safety Alert! March 24, 2016
In this week's issue:
- Do Not Let "Depo-" Medications Be a Depot for Mistakes
- Mistake in argatroban dosing table
- Ask about safety caps
- Safety opportunities with New York (NY) electronic-prescription (e-Rx) requirement
Problem: Today, several longstanding medications are available on the market with names that begin with the prefix “Depo-,” meaning they are administered via a depot injection that deposits the drug into localized tissue from which it is gradually absorbed by surrounding tissue. These injections,...