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9/8/2016 News

Novo Nordisk Recalls Six Batches of GlucaGen HypoKit Because of Detached Needles

Novo Nordisk Inc. today announced a U.S. recall of six batches of the company's GlucaGen HypoKit glucagon for injection after two customers in other countries reported that the needle had detached from the kit's disposable prefilled syringe of sterile water.

9/2/2016 News

Baxter Recalls Filter Used with Repeater Pharmacy Pump

Baxter Healthcare Corporation has issued a letter recalling "all unexpired lots of the 50mm 0.2 Micron Filter" because the filter devices might not actually contain the "filter membrane layer." Filter devices from these lots were distributed as early as August 22, 2013, the letter states.

8/31/2016 News

Labeling Changes Seek to Deter Concomitant Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines

y announced classwide changes to the labeling for opioid and benzodiazepine products to deter clinicians from inappropriately prescribing both drug types together—a practice associated with an increased risk for central-nervous-system depression and death.

8/29/2016 Press Release

ASHP and ISMP to Create Medication Safety Certificate Program

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) are partnering to develop a Medication Safety Certificate Program that is scheduled to launch in spring 2017. This online continuing education program will be an addition to the ASHP Professio

8/26/2016 News

FDA Starts Showing Its Plans for Oversight of Pharmacy Compounding

This spring and summer, FDA revealed in several guidance documents what the agency thinks pharmacy compounding should look like now that the relevant provisions in federal law are firmly in place and the agency has a budget for oversight.

8/26/2016 News

Scope of Practice in Wisconsin Expands to Drug Product Administration

A recently enacted law in Wisconsin will allow pharmacists to administer injectable medications—including products other than vaccines and in situations other than teaching patients how to inject themselves.

8/25/2016

Twitter Verifies ASHP Twitter Account

The popular social networking site Twitter has verified ASHP’s Twitter account, @ASHPOfficial. ASHP is currently the only pharmacy membership organization with a verified account. Through its verification, Twitter has determined the ASHP account to be of public interest. Accounts of public interest

8/23/2016 News

Bayer, CSL Behring Recall Antihemophilic Factor Products Formulated with Sucrose

The potency of the active ingredient in several lots of Kogenate FS and Helixate FS antihemophilic factor when analyzed during stability testing has been declining faster than expected, prompting Bayer HealthCare LLCExternal Link and CSL Behring LLCExternal Link to extend recalls the companies said they initially communicated a month ago, according to notices posted on Monday by FDA.

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