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Bupivacaine HCL Injection 0.25% (2.5 MG/ML) and Bupivacaine HCL 0.75% (7.5 MG/ML), 30 ML Single-Dose Vials by Hospira, Inc.: Rec by FDA Posted Fri 13 Sep 2013 8:20pm [Posted 09/13/2013] AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Anesthesia, Surgery ISSUE: Hospira, Inc. on July 12, 2013, initiated a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP (2.5 mg/mL), 30 mL Single-dose Vial (NDC 0409-1159-02). An expanded recall was issued on Augu ... Read on »
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine HCL Injection, USP (2.5 MG/ML), 30 ML Single-Dose V by FDA Posted Fri 13 Sep 2013 6:52pm Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today, on July 12, 2013, it initiated a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.25% Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP (2.5 mg/mL), 30 mL Single-dose Vial (NDC 0409-1159-02). An expanded recall was issued on August 29, 2013 for one lot of 0.75% Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP (7.5 mg/mL), 30 ... Read on »
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCL Injection, USP), 75mg/30ml, Si by FDA Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 6:52pm Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 75 mg/30 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1559-30), Lot 25-220-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of discolored solution with visible parti ... Read on »
Current Drug Shortages: Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection (updated) by Health & Human Services Posted Tue 14 Aug 2012 1:09pm Hospira: 0.25%; 10 mL vial (NDC 0409-1159-01) and 0.25%; 30 mL vial (NDC 0409-1159-02), Next delivery August. 0.75%; 10 mL vial (NDC 0409-1165-01), and 0.75%; 30 mL vial (NDC 0409-1165-02) Next delivery October. 0.75% in Dex 8.25%; 2mL amp (NDC 0409-3613-01), Next delivery August. 0.25% w/epi 1:200,000; 50 mL (NDC 0409-9043-01) Next delivery Sep ... Read on »
When is a Medical Error a Crime? by Dr. Robert W. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 11:52am The first commandment of the modern patient safety movement was “Thou Shalt Not Blame.” Old-Think: errors are screw-ups by “bad apples,” and can only be prevented by some combination of shaming and suing the doctor or nurse holding the smoking gun. New-Think: errors represent “system problems;” any attempt to assess blame will drive providers u ... Read on »
Epidural Catheter intravenous mix up dangers by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm The Institute for Safe Medication Practices devoted their July 2008 Newsletter to Epidural – IV mix ups.   They emphasized the problem of bupivacaine solutions prepared for epidural infusion being given intravenously with subsequent cardiac arrest.   In one case a nurse intending to hang a bag of saline instead hung a virtually identical bag of ... Read on »
Exparel Post Surgery Non Opioid Injection Pain Drug Gets Approval From FDA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 12:38am I can only think back to when I had my surgeries about how nice pain relief like this would have been instead of taking pills, as it could have reduced the amount I had to take for a few days afterwards as I felt they made me goofy and out of touch.  Exparel is a liposome injection of bupivacaine indicated for single-dose infiltration in ... Read on »
ASA Abstracts 2008 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, UPENN by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm John G. Augoustides, Wilson Y. Szeto, Brittany Cornelius,   Elizabeth K. Walsh, Joseph E. Bavaria: Does Ischemia on Presentation Stratify Perioperative Outcome after Acute Stanford Type a Dissection? Anesthesiology 2008; A1422 Albert T. Cheung, Neil Singla, Solomon Aronson: Predicting Clevidipine Dose Requirements in Cardiac Surger ... Read on »
CDC And ADPH Investigate Outbreak At Alabama Hospitals; Products Recalled by FDA Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 12:51pm FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and safety alerts from states as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA is not responsible for the content of these notices. Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health Phone: 334-206-5300 Fax: 334-206-5520 www.adph.org FO ... Read on »
All About Medications by NicoleD Posted Thu 03 Jan 2013 9:00am There are many options when it comes to the use of pain medications for labor and birth. Some of these options may not be available at your particular place of birth, so, if you plan on using medication during labor and birth, it is a good idea to consult with the anesthesiologist at your birth place. This will also enable you to talk to the abou ... Read on »