Category Archives: Safety
By Jill Wechsler | Published: April 10, 2013
“Sunshine” Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Full Disclosure for Pharma:??There seems no end to demands for data on clinical research, conflicts of interest, company payments, and drug prices, writes Jill Wechsler. Although recent legislation and regulations have greatly expanded the range of information that pharmaceutical companies have to unveil to the public, there’s an escalating [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: April 1, 2013
Over the next few years, med tech company Becton Dickinson will launch up to 30 generic, pre-filled syringes in an attempt to lower medication errors and raise company revenues, according to BD Rx president Mark Sebree. One man’s goof is another man’s growth, potentially.
By Reid Paul | Published: March 19, 2013
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By Clark Herman | Published: March 15, 2013
Last week, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Britain’s Chief Medical Officer issued separate warnings about the urgent problem of antibiotic resistance in infectious diseases. Given industry’s general lack of interest in developing new antibiotics to address this problem, the warnings indicate that a discussion is needed around which incentives and regulatory [...]
By Guest Blogger | Published: March 14, 2013
By Niels Erik Hansen Last fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections is a tragic reminder of the risk of errors inherent in manual pharmacy medication compounding. Unsanitary conditions at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that made the injections resulted in fungal contamination of the drugs. The resulting outbreak sickened nearly 700 people in [...]