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. 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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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. Hot Topics Updated Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation policy The Scottish government has published an update to NHS Scotland’s Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation policy for adults. For more information, click […]

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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 Cochrane review: codeine versus placebo for cough in children In this review the authors conclude that codeine (or its derivatives) should not be used for cough in children <12 […]

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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 issues Nasogastric tube misplacement: continuing risk of death and severe harm A stage two (resource) patient safety alert (NHS/PSA/RE/2016/006) has been issued to help support implementation of the previous alerts […]

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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 issues Topical miconazole interaction with warfarin MHRA has highlighted the risk of serious bleeding events in patients taking warfarin and using cream, ointment, powder or oral gel formulations of miconazole. […]

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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 issues FDA enhances warnings for opioids US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced class-wide enhanced labelling warnings for: immediate-release opioid pain medications, in relation to risks of misuse, abuse, […]

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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 issues Desmopressin patient safety alert NHS England has issued a patient safety alert warning (NHS/PSA/W/2016/001) on the risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin is omitted or delayed in […]

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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 issues CME T34 Field Safety Notices CME T34 and leaking extension lines Due to reports of leaking, CME has issued a Field Safety Notice recalling CME syringe extension sets (product […]

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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 issues Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal MHRA have warned that osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal has been reported very rarely (<0.01%) with bisphosphonates, mostly in association with […]

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