News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Drug name confusion MHRA have highlighted the risk of confusion between similar sounding or similar looking drug names. This follows more reports, including cases with fatal outcomes, of confusion […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 37,000 members from 153 Countries. Safety updates Updated advice on switching brands of anti-epileptics MHRA has updated their advice, published in 2013 (see our news item), regarding switching between different manufacturer’s products. For anti-epileptic drugs listed […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Buccolam pre-filled syringes: medicines defect information MHRA has highlighted reports that the translucent tip-cap of Buccolam (midazolam) oromucosal syringes (all strengths) sometimes remains on the syringe tip when the […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Gabapentin: risk of severe respiratory depression The MHRA has highlighted a rare risk of severe respiratory depression in patients taking gabapentin even without concomitant opioids. Dose adjustments may be […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries.   Safety updates Denosumab: reports of osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal UK MHRA have highlighted that there have been reports of osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal with the use […]

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June 2017 Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates FDA restricts codeine and tramadol in children and adolescents As part of an on-going safety review, the FDA have further restricted the use of codeine and tramadol: […]

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  Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates MHRA warning regarding hyoscine butylbromide MHRA published a warning in February 2017 reminding health professionals about the risk of serious adverse effects with hyoscine butylbromide injection IV/IM in […]

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07/04/2017 Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Cochrane review: pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients In this update to the original review in 2013, the authors concluded that there were was low–moderate […]

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Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM) Master Formulary 2017 The 4th edition of the APPM Master Formulary is now available. It is available to download from the APPM website […]

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22/12/16 Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety updates Medical device alert: insulin delivery devices UK MHRA have issued a Medical Device Alert (MDAS/2016/020) informing health professionals that they should warn patients not change their insulin delivery […]

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