Acute Care Volume 22, Issue 22

Medication Safety Alert! November 2, 2017

In this week's issue:

Featured article

The latest issue of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ provides a review of drug safety issues identified through 297,010 new adverse drug event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) during the first quarter of 2017, including more than a quarter (26.8%) describing fatal or serious events in the US. In this report, we focus on early adverse event data reported during the first quarter of 2017, along with data from three previous quarters, for two new drugs with novel mechanisms of action that are intended for difficult-to-treat patient...

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