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Damon Birkemeier, PharmD, FDA/ISMP safe medication management fellow, discusses survey results concerning compounding technologies and common safety errors, as well as some of the biggest perceived…
Two batches of enoxaparin sodium injections are being recalled by Apotex Corp. because of incorrect dosage markings on some syringe barrels.

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Damon Birkemeier, PharmD, FDA/ISMP safe medication management fellow, discusses survey results concerning compounding technologies and common safety errors, as well as some of the biggest perceived challenges.
Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses the recent news from the FDA on benzodiazepines, which includes new boxed warnings for the use of these medications, and changes to the prescribing information and patient medication guides.
A Class II recall is active for a prescription analgesic injection used during anesthetic periods, premedication, induction and maintenance, and in the immediate postoperative period.
In part II, Yashar Rafi, PharmD, 2019-2020 ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow, reviews another targeted medication safety practice, which identifies proper use of the override feature on automatic dispensing cabinets.
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