Acute Care Volume 23, Issue 18

Medication Safety Alert! September 6, 2018

In this week’s issue:

Featured article

In the latest issue of ISMP’s QuarterWatch, we examine a full year of adverse drug event reports received by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) during 2017, to identify the most frequently named suspect drugs in four distinctive and severe adverse drug events:

  • Rhabdomyolysis, the destruction of skeletal muscle cells accompanied by the release of cellular proteins into the blood, with a substantial risk of causing acute renal failure
  • Serotonin syndrome (SS) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), neurologic disorders caused by drugs that...

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