Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause, though UV radiation from sunlamps and tanning beds can also lead to skin cancer. Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.
When skin cancer is found and treated in its early stages, it can more than likely be cured. Pharmacists can work with other health professionals and community entities to promote awareness, helping to prevent skin cancer altogether or promote early detection. [click to continue…]
In late March, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and the FDA announced a newly licensed vaccination safe for use in children ages four to six. This combination vaccine will complete the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccination series, as well as provide an inactivated poliovirus vaccination series. [click to continue…]
Since April is Minority Health Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are you coming together to promote “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity!” [click to continue…]
In early March, Hospira announced the recall of lot 42-120-JT of the magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose injection, because the barcode on the bag may actually be the machine readable barcode for 1000 mL bags of heparin sodium two units per milliliter. According to the FDA, the company voluntarily issued the recall. [click to continue…]
A mid-January directive to state survey agencies provides new details about Medicare’s expectations for pharmacy activities and compounding practices at critical access hospitals. [click to continue…]
Teva pharmaceuticals announced in early March that – due to incompatibility between an ingredient in their Treanda (bendamustine) injection and components of some closed system transfer devices, adapters, and syringes – some may experience failure of equipment and/or contamination of the drug. [click to continue…]