Safety Alerts and Recalls
The use of e-cigarette products has been associated with several cases of severe pulmonary disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an official health advisory, the CDC stated that 215 possible cases have been reported across 25 states, with additional suspected cases still under investigation. One death has also been…
Use of home oxygen is associated with reduced physical function in patients with either COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Treatment with remdesivir was associated with a shorter time to recovery in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to peer-reviewed data published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on a case where two patients presented to the emergency department in Contra Costa County, CA, suffering from a counterfeit Norco (hydrocodone, acetaminophen) intoxication.
Inhaled nitric oxide 45 mcg/kg of ideal body weight per hour was effective for improving physical activity in patients at risk for pulmonary hypertension associated with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.
Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide has been shown to have both pulmonary and antiviral benefits.
A recently published case study details the first known incidence of sulfa hypersensitivity in primary HIV.
A 48-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS) experienced acute symptomatic sinus bradycardia after receiving high-dose intravenous corticosteroid therapy, also known as pulse steroid therapy (PST), for treatment of an acute MS flare.
APS 2011 Acute Pain
The MoxDuo combination of morphine and oxycodone may have a superior respiratory safety profile to that of equianalgesic morphine equivalent doses (MED) of either morphine or oxycodone alone, according to results presented at the American Pain Society's 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Unilateral leg pain and inability to bear weight combined with fever and decreased
urinary output were the first signs of a life-threatening infection in a toddler.