Edition Covers Ortho Evra, Cymbalta, Asthma Medications and More
The FDA's Patient Safety News (PSN) is a series of monthly video news shows intended primarily for doctors and other health care professionals. Generally, this series covers significant approvals, recalls, and safety alerts for prescription drugs and medical devices. Some of the FDA PSN videos contain footage and demonstrations relevant to protecting patients from serious side effects and other unwanted consequences.
Subjects covered in the January 2006 edition of the FDA Patient Safety News include the following:
Advisory on Long-Acting Bronchodilators
Alert on Certain Abbott Diabetes Care Blood Glucose Meters
Caution of Liver Damage and Cymbalta
Novartis Ophthalmics Recalls Certain GenTeal Products
Higher Estrogen Exposure with Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch
New Risk of Interference with Wireless Medical Telemetry Systems
What to Do about False-Positive Troponin Test Results
Warning on Patient Observation and Monitoring for Erbitux
Certain Omron Thermometers Recalled
One can find more information about this January 2006 PSN edition and the series in general on the PSN section of the FDA's web site.
(Posted by: Tom Lamb)