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Propofol Shortage Beginning to Show–One Hospital Using Etomidate Which Is Difficult to Regulate and Can Be Painful by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 7:47pm I had quite a reads on this post today, link below so I went back to take a look and here’s one anonymous comment from the website at the source stating his hospital in the Midwest is out of both Sodium Pentathol and Propofol and has been for months. To fill the void an older drug, Etomidate is being used and you can read his comments be ... Read on »
APP Pharmaceuticals Launching Drug Hotline in US–Check Status Of Fresenius Propoven (Propofol)-The Only US FDA Approved Dr by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Nov 2010 8:30pm The company makes the only #1 preferred drug for anesthesia in the US and it’s not only regular surgeries that are feeling the pinch, so are dentists and veterinarians too.  The drug is manufactured in Germany and sold here in the US by APP Pharmaceuticals.  As of today the website states the company is supplying 100 percent of the current mark ... Read on »
Teva To Stop Manufacturing Propofol – With No US Manufacturers Left FDA Approved Import From Europe by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 28 May 2010 5:23pm If this drug name sounds familiar, think back a short while to Michael Jackson, this was the drug that he had at home, used only in hospital settings and now with Teva , the generic drug manufacturer having stopped production, all US supplies will have to be imported.  Teva actually stopped production in the US in mid April. In additio ... Read on »
Michael Jackson, Propofol and Safety by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 12:00am With the news that Michael Jackson may have had Propofol (trade name Diprovan) administered in his home, the unusual gets even more so. Propofol is used commonly in outpatient plastic surgery and when used in a properly equipped operating room by a trained anesthesiologist it is quite safe. It is very potent however and is absolutely ... Read on »
Michael Jackson and Propofol Safety by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 12:00am Now that Dr Conrad Murray has reportedly admitted to giving Michael Jackson Propofol in his home,we need to dispel a few rumors: Propofol is safe when given in an operating room. It is very commonly used in outpatient anesthesia as it has the benefit of wearing off quickly. It is very potent and needs to be given under the proper cond ... Read on »
Michael Jackson, Propofol and Patient Safety by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Sep 2009 12:00am Pretty much as expected now that pop icon Michael Jackson has a confirmed death due to the home use of Propofol, people are worried about their use of the drug. The ironic thing about this is that Propofol is safe (in the right situation of course) and preferred by many anesthesiologists for short procedures as it wears off qu ... Read on »
Anesthesia Drug Shortages, First It Was Propofol and now Pentothal–Choice #3 Is a Real Old Drug And Less Stable by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Feb 2011 12:41am Ok now we are coming full circle and hopefully by this time since November when I posted about the hotline created for propofol that has maybe evened out a little, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.  We do not make any propofol in the US any longer and in 2 years went from 2 companies in the US to zero.  Now the choice of drug #2 for anesthesia is ... Read on »
Johnson and Johnson Files Complaint Against the FDA Regarding Sedasys Device Rejection Used for Propofol Delivery-But Wait We St by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 11:25pm Propofol requires by label that an anesthesiologist be present and the device would administer the drug for surgical procedures such as colonoscopies without an anesthesiologist present.  Doctors perform colonoscopies with a mild sedative without an anesthesiologist present, but use different drugs.  Perhaps all the recent recalls is not helpin ... Read on »
Tainted Lots of Propofol Recalled – Generic version of Diprivan by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 10:46pm The FDA found 2 tainted lots and nobody has died, this is the generic version of the drug that was found at Michael Jackson’s home.  Teva is working to find out how the contamination occurred.  BD  However, no link has been established between the drug -- a powerful sedative and anesthetic called propofol -- and the singer's death. "I have ... Read on »
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA issues a voluntary user-level nationwide recall of Propofol Injectable Emulsion 10 mg/mL 100 mL vials by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:47am Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is initiating a voluntary recall of Propofol Injectable Emulsion 10 mg/mL 100 mL vials, lot numbers 31305429B and 31305430B. The product lots identified are being recalled due to the presence of elevated endotoxin levels in some vials within these lot numbers. Teva has been notified of 41 propofol-treated patients who exp ... Read on »