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Don’t confuse Durezol and Durasal (S.A.L.A.D.)

PharmQD: “FDA is alerting pharmacists and other health care professionals of potential injury due to confusion between the FDA-approved eye medicine Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% and the unapproved prescription topical wart remover Durasal (salicylic acid) 26%. There has been one report of serious injury when a pharmacist mistakenly gave an eye surgery patient Durasal, […]

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Wanna’ tell the FDA about drug shortages? Here’s how

Here’s the contents of a email I received today from ASHP in regards to drug shortages and the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration Wants to Hear How Drug Shortages Impact Patients The Food and Drug Administration has opened a comment period to gain insight about the causes and impact of drug shortages. The agency […]

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“What’d I miss?” – Week of August 9th

As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.

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FDA revises ceftriaxone-calcium warning

The FDA has issued an update to the previous alert on the interaction between calcium and ceftriaxone (Rocephin). The original warning was based on reported fatalities involving neonates. The update occurred after Roche (manufacturer of ceftriaxone) conducted two studies using neonatal and adult plasma with varying concentrations of ceftriaxone and calcium. Based on the results, […]

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