drug safety

Promoting Drug Safety During Breastfeeding
Promoting Drug Safety During BreastfeedingPharmacists can help women who breastfeed by identifying the safest drugs and dosage schedules to minimize exposure.
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.
FDA warns about deaths in cancer drug trials
FDA warns about deaths in cancer drug trialsAn increased risk of deaths for patients in clinical trials receiving this cancer drug and two other drugs led FDA to stop the clinical trials.
Online Pharmacies: A Safety Concern?
Online Pharmacies: A Safety Concern?Why the NABP says Canada isn't a safe alternative.
Pharmacy Groups Warn Trump About Drug ImportsNACDS and APhA warn that letting Americans buy foreign drugs could be disastrous.
Will Gottlieb’s Faster Drug Approvals at FDA Help or Harm?
Will Gottlieb’s Faster Drug Approvals at FDA Help or Harm?Gottlieb and Trump want faster drug approvals to help more patients, but studies show faster approvals might cause harm.
More States Mandate Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramsA look at PDMPs in PA—what they are doing and how they are helping patients.
Trimester zero (Part 1 of 2)Preconception care is primary prevention. The goal is to affirm pregnancy intention, reduce any potential harm, and recognize modifiable risk factors related to pregnancy while stratifying pregnancies on a continuum of low- to high-risk.
Oral syringes dose more accurately than cupsParents are less likely to make dosing errors when giving their child liquid medications if they use an oral syringe--rather than a cup-- to measure the dose, a recent trial showed.
FDA warns about dosing errors with antifungalAfter a death and a hospitalized patient, FDA is cautioning that differences in dosing regimens between the 2 oral formulations of Merck’s antifungal drug Noxafil (posaconazole) have resulted in dosing errors.