Drug Information Center – Forum
Volume 1, Issue 1
Thursday, September 21, 2000
- David Wofford
- Zachary House
- Phillip Blake
- Carlos Alvaraz
- Naaman Garza
- Michelle Morris
- Depakote ER – 08-04-00
- Divalproex sodium- extended release tablet.
- Approved for prophylaxis of migraine headaches in adults
- Manufactured by Abbott laboratories.
- Concerta – 08-01-00
- Methylphenidate sodium-extended release tablet
- Approved for treatment of attention deficit disorder
- Manufactured by Alza Corporation
- Children's Motrin Cold – 08-01-00
- Ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine HCl-oral suspension
- Approved for temporary relief of nasal and sinus congestion, minor aches and pains,
fever, stuffy nose, headache and sore throat.
- Manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare
- Fluoxetine – 08-01-00
- First drug approved for PMS
- Indications : depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia. Recently approved
for treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Manufactured by Eli Lilly & Company
- Cortef Oral Suspension
- Class II
- Pharmacia Corporation
- May not be effective for the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Estratab 2.5mg tablet
- Class III
- Solvay Pharmaceuticals
- Tablets did not meet friability specification
- Pannaz tablet
- Class III
- Anabolic Laboratories, Inc.
- Lack of complete manufacturing process validation
Closing the Loop-Implementing Quality Improvement Processes and Advances in Technology
to Decrease Medication Errors
"Implementation of technology is necessary to improve the safety of medications. Use
of radio frequency handheld devices, computerized order entry systems and bar coded
medications coupled with an active QI program to assess medication safety is required
to manage medication safety. As new technology and progress are implemented to St.
Peter's Hospital, the Medication Safety Team as well as the other components of the
MUE program will assess new issues as they arise and implement corrective measures."
Thomas P. Lombardi, Pharm.D, FASHP Medscape Pharmacists, 2000
If you would like to read this article visit Medscape.com and select the Specialty
Spotlight under pharmacists. Registration is required but free of charge.
This Issue's Review Article
Coagulation Products and their Uses
AM .J. Health-Systems Pharm. 2000; 57: 1403-20
Shord and Lindley present an excellent review of coagulation products including indications,
pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic guidelines. A review of coagulation is presented
and available coagulation products are discussed. Click on the hyper-linked title
above for the complete article.
H. Glenn Anderson, Jr Pharm.D.
Ann L. McIlvain Pharm.D
Texas Tech University HSC
School of Pharmacy
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