The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has convened its annual IHI Forum, the longest running gathering focused on quality improvement in health care.
Colchester, VT, Edge Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of all drugs compounded at Edge Pharma, LLC to the consumer level. All products are being recalled due to process issues that could lead to a lack of sterility assurance for products intended to be sterile and could impact the safety
Buena, NJ, Teligent Pharma, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Lidocaine HCl Topical Solution USP 4%, 50ml in a screw cap glass bottle listed in the table below to the user level. The product is being recalled because the firms testing has found it to be super potent based on an Out of Specif
Foster City, CA, Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Veklury® (remdesivir 100 mg for injection) to the user level. Gilead Sciences Inc. received a customer complaint, confirmed by the firm’s investigation, of the presence of glass particulates.
Laboratories should expect some false negative results because the SARS-CoV-2 virus can mutate over time and not be detected.
The 7FR PTD Kits are used to remove clots in adult patients who have arterio-venous (AV) fistulas and synthetic dialysis grafts.
IHI's Patricia McGaffigan is quoted throughout this article discussing the importance of cultivating a culture of safety and improving workplace communication, particularly with the current influx of temporary nurses.
The FDA is providing updated information about a late mortality signal in patients treated for peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the femoropopliteal artery with paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents. This communication updates the January 17 and March 15, 2019 notifications.
Princeton, NJ, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) is initiating a recall of one lot (SAB06761A, Exp 04/2023) of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40 mg/0.4 mL Single-Dose Syringes to the consumer level. A portion of lot SAB06761A experienced a temperature excursion during shipment. Enoxaparin Sodium for Injectio
Medical malls have the potential to enable hospital-based systems to deliver care more effectively, efficiently, and flexibly and to help address health care inequities.
Convened by the National Academy of Medicine, leaders of seven prominent US health care quality organizations identified equity as the most important priority for the health care quality movement in the next 20 years. This paper summarizes key barriers and strategies to advancing equity in health care quality.
This article presents a potential framework for enumerating and estimating community-wide immunity to COVID-19 with use of data reportable to local county public health authorities in order to create more localized, tailored responses.
Recommendations for Precice devices due to ongoing biocompatibility evaluation.
The FDA is updating recommendations for NuVasive titanium-based Precice devices.
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, has announced a worldwide recall of Arrow-Trerotola™ Over-The-Wire PTD® Kit Percutaneous Thrombolytic Device: 7FR. The Arrow-Trerotola Percutaneous Thrombolytic Device (PTD) Catheter,
The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling all lots with expiry through September 2023 of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products sold in the United States due to the presence of benzene
This publication, produced by the Betsy Lehman Center, published a perspective from IHI's Patricia McGaffigan on how health care can prepare for the next pandemic by hardwiring safety into every aspect of care delivery.
Trust at all levels of the health care system is at historic lows, affecting quality of care and equity among patients and communities. That’s why the ABIM Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) are partnering to identify and promote practices, policies, and behaviors for rebuilding trust in US health care systems.
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of four lots of Levetiracetam Injection, USP, to the user level. The lack of container closure integrity, found in reserve sample vials may result in a non-sterile product
American Screening LLC of Shreveport, Louisiana is voluntarily recalling 153,336 units of Hand Sanitizer, containing 70% ethyl alcohol gel to the consumer level. The hand sanitizer is packaged in 8 oz. containers that resemble water bottles posing a risk of consumption. Ingesting hand sanitizer, whi