FDA approves angiotensin II for shock patients
December 28, 2017
Treatment option for critically ill hypotensive patients who do not adequately respond to available therapies.
New buprenorphine formulation approved for medication-assisted treatment
December 2, 2017
Patients who are currently taking other buprenorphine formulations can be transitioned.
Public health hazard: Bring your flu to work day
November 8, 2017
Many physicians and pharmacists report working while having influenza-like illness.
Do not withhold opioid addiction drugs from patients taking benzodiazepines
September 21, 2017
The FDA says the benefits of combining MAT drugs with CNS depressants outweigh the risks.
Standardized infection ratio for CLABSI almost halved since 2009
August 21, 2017
Other hospital-related infections can’t match drop in SIR for central line–associated bloodstream infections.
FDA approves first spironolactone oral suspension
August 9, 2017
After more than 50 years on the U.S. market, spironolactone is available in liquid form, bypassing the compounding pharmacist.
Opioid prescribing drops nationally, remains high in some counties
July 7, 2017
The CDC calls for “more consistency among health care providers” when it comes to prescribing opioids.