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FDA issues caution for robot-assisted mastectomy

On Feb. 28, the FDA issued a caution for robot-assisted mastectomy, noting that it has not cleared or approved any robotically-assisted surgical device based...
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Medical device development

Things to know before you make the leap Takeaways: Nurses are perfectly positioned to engage in medical device development. The pathway to medical device development...
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Drug diversion in healthcare

Prevention and detection for nurses Special report to American Nurse Journal, supported by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi USA. © 2021, HealthCom Media Takeaways: Drug diversion among...
COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in...
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Addressing substance use disorder and diversion in the healthcare environment

Early detection and response are key. Takeaways: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects people of all ages, genders, races, and religions regardless of socioeconomic status, professional...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Errors – ISMP Issues Initial Report

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last month, the Institute for...

Pain in infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy

Infants exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant react more strongly to pain, according to a study in Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal...

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve memory

According to a study in PLoS ONE, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improves memory. Read more at Duke University School of Medicine and access the...

Prescription drugs in pregnant and nursing women

On May 8, the FDA released two draft guidance documents designed to improve understanding of effects of prescription drugs in pregnant and nursing women. Read...

FDA approves treatment for two rare diseases

On May 6, the FDA approved Ruzurgi (amifampridine) tablets for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome in patients 6 to less than 17 years...

FDA approves first treatment for pediatric patients with lupus

On April 26, the FDA approved Benlysta (belimumab) I.V. infusion for treatment of children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This is the first FDA-approved...

FDA approves treatment for hepatitis C in children

On April 30, the FDA approved Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets to treat all six genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages...

FDA approves medical device for ADHD

On April 19, the FDA permitted marking of the first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation...

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Getting Covid Vaccine Won’t Hurt Pregnancy Chances; Getting Covid Could

Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...