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Hospira Carpuject pre-filled cartridges—drug alert: products may contain more than the intended fill volume.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 23, 2012.
This announcement raises awareness of pre-filled medication cartridges that may be overfilled, thereby increasing the risk of overdose. The FDA recommends that practitioners confirm the dosage prior to dispensing and administering the medication.
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Iedema R, Allen S, Sorensen R, Gallagher TH. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37:409-417.
This Australian study used interviews with clinicians, patients, and families to identify a wide range of barriers to disclosing adverse events. The article provides specific guidance for clinicians, risk managers, and policymakers to promote full disclosure of adverse events.
Jewett C. Kaiser Health News. May 3, 2019.
Transparency has been heralded as a cornerstone to improvement in health care. This news article reports on a government alternative summary reporting program that allowed medical device makers to conceal safety events and malfunction reports associated with medical devices. A new program that expands access to information about device-related failures will be put in place.