January 13, 2011

Acetaminophen Prescription Products Limited to 325 mg Per Dosage Unit: Drug Safety Communication


FDA notified healthcare professionals that it has asked drug manufacturers to limit the strength of acetaminophen in prescription drug products, predominantly combinations of acetaminophen and opioids, to 325 mg per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit, making these products safer for patients.

January 10, 2011

Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution 100 mg per 5 mL (20 mg/mL): Medication Use Error - Reports of Accidental Overdose


Roxane Laboratories and FDA notified healthcare professionals of serious adverse events and deaths resulting from accidental overdose of morphine sulfate oral solutions, especially when using the high potency 100 mg/5mL product.

January 03, 2011

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.083%, 3 mL Unit Dose Vials: Recall - Mislabeled Unit Dose Vials

Summary: The Ritedose Corporation is conducting a voluntary recall of 0.083% Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 3 mL in 25, 30, and 60 unit dose vials. This product is being recalled because the 2.5 mg/3 mL single use vials are embossed with the wrong concentration of 0.5 mg/ 3 mL and therefore, represents a potential significant health hazard. "read more"



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An Interview with Mark Lema, M.D.

Mark Lema, M.D., Ph.D. is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and professor and chair of anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Lema specializes in treating patients with cancer pain. The following is an interview with him about cancer pain and why it is critical for a Pain Medicine specialist to recognize the unique pain medicine needs of a cancer patient.

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