FDA Patient Safety News Now Available Online
MedSun: Newsletter #20, January 2008

"FDA Patient Safety News" (PSN), a monthly video news show for health professionals, presents timely information on new product approvals, recalls, and safety alerts, and offers important tips on protecting patients. Find out more about this show, read the complete stories, and watch or download the video at http://www.fda.gov/psn. Although some items covered on PSN may have already appeared on the MedWatch Web site, many of these videos and demonstrations are especially useful to educators in health care facilities and academic institutions. Please send any comments, questions, or suggestions about the program to PSNews@fda.gov.

The December 2007 features are:

•First Rapid Test for Bacterial Contamination in Platelets
•Recall of Sprint Fidelis Cardiac Leads
•Possibility of Pancreatitis in Patients Taking Byetta
•Severe Adverse Events with Ultrasound Micro-bubble Contrast Agents
•Possible Link between Bisphosphonates and Atrial Fibrillation
•Preventing Meningitis in Children with Cochlear Implants
•Warning on Unapproved Antitussives Containing Hydrocodone
•Caution on Viracept in Children and Pregnant Women
•Drug Safety Newsletter now Available

Additional Information:

Find out more about this show, read the complete stories, and watch or download the video at
http://www.fda.gov/psn

Please send any comments, questions, or suggestions about the program to
PSNews@fda.gov


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