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    5/21/2018

    DRC Ebola Outbreak Demonstrates Need for Continued Investments

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    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced May 8 has highlighted meaningful advances as well as critical needs that continue in the wake of the epidemic across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia that ended two years ago. 

  • CDC and FDA Alerts

    5/14/2018 4:14:45 PM

    Auromedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall

    AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level.

    4/26/2018 2:46:41 PM

    Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction

    The FDA is warning that the medicine Lamictal (lamotrigine) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system.

    3/6/2018 2:47:49 PM

    Updated Influenza and Hep A Vaccine Resolutions

    In February 2018, ACIP updated influenza vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine resolutions for the Vaccines for Children Program. The changes are:

    2/20/2018 2:47:27 PM

    Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella

    CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- infections.

    1/19/2018 11:25:10 AM

    Levofloxacin in 5 Percent Dextrose 250mg/50mL by AuroMedics: Recall - Presence of Visible Particulate Matter

    AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level.

    1/8/2018 4:51:03 PM

    Early Season Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Treatment of Patients with Influenza Antiviral Medications

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

    12/28/2017 4:54:06 PM

    CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections

    CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1).

    12/28/2017 2:09:50 PM

    Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

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