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A Class II recall is active for a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure.
A recall is active for a prescription steroid used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, and rash.

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Damon Birkemeier, PharmD, FDA/ISMP safe medication management fellow, provides recommended sterile compounding best practices identified by ISMP.
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.
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