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Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know

Posted 7 Apr 2017 by

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 – If you have surgery on your calendar, don't wait until the last minute to start preparing, especially if you're going to need anesthesia. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists says you're more likely to avoid complications if you follow these five tips: Stop taking unnecessary medications. Only use necessary, approved prescriptions ahead of time. If you have had ...

Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

Posted 17 Jan 2017 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 – Patients using specialists outside their health-plan network often receive surprise bills for services that cost far more than what Medicare considers a fair rate, a new study suggests. Most insurers use rates set by Medicare – the publicly funded insurance program for the elderly – as the benchmark for what they'll pay health care providers. But a look at 400,000 U.S. ...

St. Renatus, LLC Announces FDA Approval of Kovanaze (tetracaine HCl and oxymetazoline HCl) Nasal Spray for Use in Dentistry

Posted 1 Aug 2016 by

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – St. Renatus, LLC, a privately held company based in Fort Collins, Colorado, is pleased to announce it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on June 29, 2016 for its first product, a new dental anesthetic, Kovanaze (tetracaine HCl and oxymetazoline HCl) Nasal Spray. This is the first product that allows for dental anesthesia ...

Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says

Posted 16 Jul 2016 by

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 – Anesthesia eases the pain of millions of children who must have surgery every year, but parents who are worried about the safety of these medications should talk to their anesthesiologist about their fears, experts advise. "Particularly in infants and toddlers, surgery is only recommended when necessary for the child's health, so parents should not avoid an important ...

Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 – General anesthesia doesn't seem to harm young children's mental development, new research concludes. "A number of animal studies have suggested that exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents in early development could lead to deficits in learning, memory, attention and other cognitive functions," said study author Dr. Lena Sun. She is a professor of pediatric ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Sensorcaine-MPF (bupivacaine HCl) by Fresenius Kabi: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter

Posted 27 Apr 2016 by

ISSUE: Fresenius Kabi USA announced today it is voluntarily recalling a single lot (Lot Number 6111504; Product Code 470237) of Sensorcaine®-MPF (bupivacaine HCl) Injection, USP, 0.75%, 7.5 mg/mL, 30 mL fill in a 30 mL vial. The recall is being performed to the user level due to visible particulate matter characterized as glass observed by the company during inspection of reserve samples. ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Bupivacaine HCl Injection by Hospira: Recall - Iron Oxide Particulate In Glass Vials

Posted 25 Apr 2015 by

ISSUE: Hospira issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Preservative-Free Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP, 0.5% (5 mg/mL), 30 mL Single-dose (NDC: 0409-1162-02, Lot 38-515-DK, Expiry 1FEB2016) due to one confirmed customer complaint of orange and black, visible particles embedded and free floating within a single-dose glass teartop vial. The particles were identified as iron oxide. This recall is ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

Posted 17 Oct 2014 by

ISSUE: Hospira announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, 10 mg per mL, 30 mL Single-dose, Preservative-Free to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a human hair, embedded in and attached to a pinched area of the stopper. To date, Hospira has not received ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP), 0.5 percent, 30 ML, Single-Dose, Preservative-Free Vial: Recall - Visible Particulates

Posted 18 Jun 2014 by

[Posted 06/18/2014] ISSUE: Hospira announced a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of 0.5% Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 30 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1560-29), Lot 33-545-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of particulate embedded in the glass vial as well as visible particulate in the solution. Hospira has attributed t ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Compounded topical anesthetic creams

Posted 6 Dec 2006 by

[Posted 12/06/2006] FDA notified healthcare professionals and consumers about the serious public health risks related to compounded topical anesthetic creams. FDA issued warning letters to five firms to stop compounding and distributing standardized versions of topical anesthetic creams, marketed for general distribution. Exposure to high concentrations of local anesthetics, like those in ...

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