Category Archives: Family Practice

Methylphenidate ADHD Medications Drug Safety Communication

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Methylphenidate ADHD Medications: Drug Safety Communication – Risk of Long-lasting Erections Including Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin/Focalin XR, Metadate CD/Metadate ER, Methylin/Methylin ER, Quillivant XR, Ritalin/Ritalin LA/Ritalin SR AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Consumer ISSUE: FDA is warning that methylphenidate products, one type … Continue reading

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FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips by Abbott Recall

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FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips by Abbott: Recall – Erroneously Low Blood Glucose Results AUDIENCE: Consumer, Family Physician, Pharmacy ISSUE: Abbott is initiating a voluntary recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test … Continue reading

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Rosiglitazone containing Diabetes Medicines Drug Safety Communication

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Rosiglitazone-containing Diabetes Medicines: Drug Safety Communication – Removal of Some Prescribing and Dispensing Restrictionsincluding Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl, and generics AUDIENCE: Family Care, Endocrinology, Cardiology ISSUE: FDA has determined that recent data for rosiglitazone-containing drugs, such as Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl, and … Continue reading

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WS Badger Company Daily SPF 30 Kids Baby Sunscreen Lotion Recall

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W.S. Badger Company Daily SPF 30 Kids & Baby Sunscreen Lotion: Recall – Microbial Contamination AUDIENCE: Consumer, Family Practice, Pediatrics ISSUE: W.S. Badger Co. Inc. notified the public that it is recalling all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby … Continue reading

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Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs Drug Safety Communication

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Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication- Risk for possibly permanent nerve damage AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Infectious Disease, Pharmacy ISSUE: FDA has required the drug labels and Medication Guides for all fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs be updated to better describe the serious … Continue reading

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Nova Max Glucose Test Strips Recall

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Nova Max Glucose Test Strips: Recall – May Report False, Abnormally High Blood Glucose Result AUDIENCE: Consumer, Family Physician, Pharmacy ISSUE: Nova Diabetes Care initiated a voluntary recall of 21 lots of the Nova Max Glucose Test Strips distributed both … Continue reading

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Med Prep Consulting Compounded Products Recall

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Med Prep Consulting Inc. Compounded Products: Recall – Potential Mold Contamination AUDIENCE: Risk Manager, Pharmacy, Family Practice ISSUE: Med Prep Consulting, Inc. notified the public that it is recalling all lots of all products compounded at its facility, due to … Continue reading

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Azithromycin Zithromax or Zmax Drug Safety Communication

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Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax): Drug Safety Communication – Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Patient, Pharmacy, Health Professional ISSUE: FDA is warning the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity … Continue reading

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Zolpidem Containing Products Drug Safety Communication

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Zolpidem Containing Products: Drug Safety Communication – FDA Requires Lower Recommended Doses Including Ambien, Ambian CR, Edluar, and ZolpimistĀ  AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Health Professional, Patient ISSUE: FDA is notifying the public of new information about zolpidem, a widely prescribed insomnia … Continue reading

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Chantix Varenicline Safety Communication

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Chantix (Varenicline): Safety Communication – Updated Safety Review On The Risk of Cardiovascular Adverse Events AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Cardiology, Patient ISSUE: FDA is informing the public about the results of a large, combined analysis (called a meta-analysis) of clinical trials … Continue reading

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