Category Archives: MEDICATION ALERTS

Month of March Health Observances Calendar

Here are our Month of March National Health Observances (USA): March is… National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Endometriosis Awareness Month National Kidney Month National Nutrition Month National Problem Gambling Awareness Month Save Your Vision Month Trisomy Awareness Month Workplace … Continue reading

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November’s Week-Long Events

WEEK-LONG NOVEMBER OBSERVANCES Here are the week’s which begin, end and/or continue within the 1st 7 days of November, 2013:* Canadian Patient Safety Week (CA) International Brain Tumour Awareness Week Blood Cancer Awareness Week (NZ) Canadian Intensive Care Week (CA) … Continue reading

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Last Full (VERY FULL!) Week of October 2013

This last full week of October 2013 is far from weak! Here are the awareness weeks* which start on 10/20/13 and/or on-or-before next Saturday (10/26/13): One World Week (Global) International Infection Prevention Week Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week (Global) … Continue reading

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MONTH of AUGUST Events and Observances

Month of August Observances: Admit You’re Happy Month American Adventures Month American Artist Appreciation Month Black Business Month Cataract Awareness Month #nho Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month #nho Children’s Vision and Learning Month Family Fun Month Get Ready for … Continue reading

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Reglan (metoclopramide) Warning: Tardive Dyskinesia Risks

    Reglan (metoclopramide) WARNING: Tardive Dyskinesia Risks     Reglan (metoclopramide – a drug used to treat gastrointestinal disorders) manufacturers must now add an additional boxed warning to their drug labels about the risk of its long-term or high-dose … Continue reading

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Zonisamide (AKA Zonegran, etc.) Can Cause Metabolic Acidosis

    Zonisamide (AKA Zonegran, etc.) Can Cause Metabolic Acidosis     The FDA is advising that treatment with zonisamide (an adjunct therapy in treating partial seizures in adults with epilepsy), can cause metabolic acidosis in some patients.   Patients … Continue reading

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Raptiva (Psoriasis Drug) – FDA Advisory of Possible Serious Adverse Events

  The FDA has issued an advisory for the psoriasis drug, Raptiva, due to several reports of a a rare brain infection (PML – a viral infection which attacks the central nervous system) in patients who were on it, including 3 deaths.  … Continue reading

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