The August 2010 FDA Patient Safety News is now available...

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Warning on Proton Pump Inhibitors and Fracture Risk
Prescribers should consider whether a lower dose or shorter duration of PPI therapy might be possible&hellip

Lifeline and ReviveR AED Battery Packs Recalled
Affected battery packs may cause the AED to inappropriately cancel the charge and be unable to deliver therapy&hellip

Update on Counterfeit Polypropylene Mesh

FDA testing has now found that the counterfeit samples are not sterile, although they are labeled as sterile&hellip

Thrombosis with Off-Label Promacta Use
Promacta is not indicated for treating thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease&hellip

Severe Liver Injury with Orlistat (Xenical, Alli)
Rare cases of severe liver injury in patients taking this weight loss drug&hellip

Dosing Errors with Certain Oral Syringes
Confusion over what part of the syringe plunger to use when measuring the dose&hellip

Reporting Adverse Events to MedWatch
FDA's MedWatch program relies on healthcare professionals and consumers to report serious problems with medical products&hellip

Help FDA Stop “Bad Ads”
FDA encourages healthcare professionals to recognize misleading or inaccurate promotion by drug companies and report it to the agency&hellip
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