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Spike In Flu Creating Shortage With IV Saline Solutions In Hospitals Across the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 9:31pm There are 3 manufacturers in the US and they are beefing up production and the FDA is looking for alternatives overseas if needed.  Saline solutions are of course heavily used in hospitals and is like a staple.  It is possible for hospital pharmacists to compound sodium chloride IV solutions using small volumes from very high concentratio ... Read on »
Solutions to Logical Fallacy IV-VI by Tom Weidig Posted Mon 21 Apr 2008 12:00am There is an interesting up-coming conference on the neural basis of stuttering in Paris on May 16th. Such a workshop / conference is long over-due! Many good people are attending. I met up with Ludo Max, Christy Ludlow, and Soo-Eun Chang last October. I'll try to get more information. Here is what I found on Alexandre's blog Thème : The ... Read on »
Successful Lawsuit Based on IV Compounding Error in Hospital Pharmacy by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Apr 2012 12:00am Having worked in hospitals for more than four decades, I have always assumed that I had a grasp of most of what was going on. However, I am constantly surprised to learn about technology that I did not know existed. Here's one example highlighted by Mr. HIStalk pertaining to an error in the pharmacy IV "compounder" room (see:  Data E ... Read on »
Even Cowboy Doctors Get The Blues.... by Bo .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:20pm * The days of wine and roses, Laugh and run away, Like a child at play, Through a meadowland, Toward a closing door, A door marked "nevermore" that wasn't there before... * ("Days of Wine and Roses", Henry Mancini") * * Last week was just a bad week all around. It was like we all fell apart at once. The ... Read on »
UC San Francisco Hospital Pharmacy Begins Using RIVA Medication Dispensing Robots by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 12 Mar 2011 10:46pm The pharmacist is called “Riva” “Robotic ID Automation” the robot that does the compounding, filling and so on.  One of the big advantages is that there’s no human hand touching so thus any risk of contamination is reduced to almost zero.  In addition the IV solutions are safer and the robot has it own compounding system.  In addition is has i ... Read on »
Current Drug Shortages by FDA Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 5:52am Drug Name Company Information Reason for Shortage Related Information Acyclovir Tablets and Capsules updated 5/21/2010 Teva Pharmaceuticals 1-800-545-8800 GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249 Mylan Pharmaceuticals 1-800-796-9526 ... Read on »
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We Cannot Eliminate Risk by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Jan 2010 7:33pm I was thumbing through Anne Frye's "Holistic Midwifery Volume I, Care During Pregnancy" when I came across a fantastic passage.  Frye deftly illustrates the interesting attitudes we have regarding safety and birth in this country.  There seems to be a belief in our culture that if we work harder and add a bit more technology, we can eliminat ... Read on »
High Dose Vitamin C Gains Acceptance in Western Medicine by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 12:00am It is 3:00 PM on a typical mid-summer day when the call comes in over the EMS radio. A 9-year old boy suffering thermal burns is in rout to our Emergency Department; ETA 10-minutes. A very characteristic summertime event, as the report continues that the child was dousing a still smoldering pile of burning yard-trash with gasoline. The r ... Read on »
Dr. Paul Offit's Vaccine Info Webinar "Communicating Good Science Under a Cloud of Doubt" by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 May 2010 12:00am Dr. Paul Offit spends some of his time teaching others how to convince the public vaccines are safe, even as his own vaccine, Merck's RotaTeq, faces scutiny and recall (in Hong Kong, not the USA). Click HERE  to listen to the April 28th Virtual Immunization Communication Network Webinar "featuring Paul A. Offit, MD, C ... Read on »