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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) at the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities above the ADI limit of 96 ng/day as published in the

By |2021-01-07T17:14:14+00:00January 7th, 2021|alerts|Comments Off on Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg

FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95 percent in preventing COVID-19 disease in adults. As the first round of vaccine recipients become eligible to receive their second dose, we want to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA

By |2021-01-07T17:11:56+00:00January 7th, 2021|alerts|Comments Off on FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of this Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, first responders, harm reduction organizations, laboratories, and medical examiners and coroners to— substantial increases in drug overdose deaths across the United States, primarily driven by rapid increases in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids excluding methadone (hereafter referred to

By |2020-12-18T17:15:46+00:00December 18th, 2020|alerts|Comments Off on Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Baxter Healthcare Recalls Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library (Versions 6 and 8) and Spectrum IQ Infusion Systems with Dose IQ Safety Software Due to Unplanned Shutdown Issues

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Products Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump with Master Drug Library (Version 6) Product Code: 35700ABB and 35700BAX Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump with Master Drug Library (Version 8)

By |2020-12-03T21:44:38+00:00December 3rd, 2020|alerts|Comments Off on Baxter Healthcare Recalls Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library (Versions 6 and 8) and Spectrum IQ Infusion Systems with Dose IQ Safety Software Due to Unplanned Shutdown Issues

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Short Hills, NJ is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg, 1000 count bottles and one lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, 100 count bottles within expiry to the consumer level due to the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the Acceptable Daily Intake

By |2020-09-23T13:18:58+00:00August 26th, 2020|alerts|0 Comments

CROWNWeb Vascular Access Feedback Report

The Network continues to recommend that you use CROWNWeb and EQRS to ensure your data is submitted by the end of the month.  Each facility’s individual report will be emailed to the persons identified in CROWNWeb Personnel as Facility Administrator, Facility Manager, Facility Representative, Facility Primary Contact, Facility Head Nurse/Nurse Supervisor, and Facility CROWNWeb Data Contact.

By |2020-08-13T17:40:21+00:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CROWNWeb Vascular Access Feedback Report

Tips for Successfully Applying for an Emergency Grant

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many patients and families struggling to pay for medications, bills, and food. Many patients are reaching out to organizations that offer grants to help pay these costs. Grants come from a variety of sources, such as a foundation, corporation, or a government agency. The ESRD NCC gathered a list of

By |2020-09-23T13:18:39+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evacuating to a Public Shelter During COVID-19

A public shelter may be the only safe option for some people who have to evacuate during an emergency or disaster. Whether you are evacuating due to a wildfire, tornado, or hurricane, it is important to be prepared and take steps now to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Know a safe place to

By |2020-09-23T13:18:32+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas

CMS announced a targeted approach to provide additional resources to nursing homes in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hotspot areas. Specifically, CMS plans to: Deploy Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) across the country to provide immediate assistance to nursing homes in the hotspot areas as identified by the White House Coronavirus Task ForceImplement an enhanced survey process

By |2020-09-23T12:10:30+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special COVID-19 Webex Recording Now Available Online

If you missed the recent Special COVID-19 Webex, Dialyzing Patients in Skilled Nursing Homes During COVID-19, the recording is now available online. Speakers included Alice Hellebrand, Chief Nursing Officer of Dialyzer Direct; and LaKeisha Jones, Vice President of Clinical Services of Concerto Renal Services. They discussed the new structure for dialysis patients in nursing homes

By |2020-09-23T12:10:21+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments