High-Alert Medications
High-Alert MedicationsHigh-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
Biosimilars Have Entered the Market, But Are They Safe?Biosimilars are starting to come on the market, but some have questions about their safety.
Top 10 states with the highest hospital safety scoresThe Leapfrog Group recently released its latest hospital safety grades, and they indicate some interesting trends on a state-by-state basis.
Major safety concerns with top-selling prescription drugsMajor safety concerns exist for many top-selling prescription drugs including benzodiazepines/prescription sleep aids, anticoagulants, cholesterol-lowering statins, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and stimulants. The following provides an overview of these classes and issues.
How laser cataract surgery stacks up against conventional phaco
How laser cataract surgery stacks up against conventional phacoToday’s laser cataract surgery is outperforming the early days of phacoemulsification and may outperform current phacoemulsification technology in the next few years, explained Yassine Daoud, MD, in a dialogue about the technology.
Cosmetic procedures just as safe for seniors as for younger patientsA recent study suggests that older patients thinking about whether its safe to undergo a cosmetic procedure need not worry about age being a factor in their decision.
Antibacterial soaps to be reviewed by FDAManufacturers must prove products are more effective than soap and water.
Healthcare workers injuries cost $13 billion, study saysA new study finds that injuries to healthcare workers are among the highest of all professions.
FDA recommends lower dose of zolpidem for patient safetyIn a drug safety communication, FDA has recommended that the bedtime dose of zolpidem, for the treatment of insomnia, be lowered because new data show that blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving.