Hospital Pharmacists Struggle with Sterile Water for Injection Shortage
Hospital Pharmacists Struggle with Sterile Water for Injection ShortageHow one health system is coping is coping with the shortages.
Natural resolution molluscum contagiosum infection may be bestEvidence does not support use of common treatments for molluscum contagiosum infections. Natural resolution may be best.
Drug shortage help on horizon
Drug shortage help on horizonWhile hospitals continue to face IV saline shortages after two hurricanes significantly damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico, the situation should improve early this year.
How hospitals can cope with IV drug shortagesBecause of the impact of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and drug manufacturing, hospitals face an ongoing shortage of IV fluids manufactured there.
First patients enrolled in dry eye device studyPatient recruitment has started in a randomised clinical trial testing an experimental device (Lamelleye, known also as CXB/1-14) for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED).
Lid hygiene product helps reduce blepharitis, MGD symptoms
Simulated IV saline products under FDA investigationFDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to investigate multiple instances of Wallcur’s simulated intravenous (IV) saline products being administered to patients. These products are not sterile and should not be injected in humans or animals.
Saline shortages: A 3-step action planHospital pharmacists are on the frontline of intravenous (IV) saline shortages and need to prepare an action plan to ensure patient safety.
Survey: Saline shortages affecting 3 out of 4 hospitalsSaline shortages are affecting three out of four hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the country, with nearly 30% of these facilities not having adequate supplies to meet patient needs, according to a survey by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.