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Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; April 2014.
This fact sheet describes five ways patients can contribute to and ensure safe medication use, including speaking up about medical history, asking questions, and following directions on prescription labels. A question guide is also provided to help consumers become informed about their medications.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Medical Product Safety Network. Silver Spring, MD; US Food and Drug Administration.
This Web site provides information about tubing misconnections and how to prevent them.
Codeine use in certain children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy may lead to rare, but life-threatening adverse events or death.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; August 15, 2012.
This announcement reveals risks associated with administering codeine after a common pediatric procedure.
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; October 31, 2011.
This report outlines the complex nature of drug shortages and suggests strategies to augment the FDA's efforts to address them.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #60. February 2007.
This video segment shares recommendations for providers about safe prescribing of methadone for pain control, including heightened patient monitoring and encouraging patients to ask questions about how the drug will affect them.