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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall - Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended

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FDA MedWatch ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller

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Positive Update on Succinylcholine Drug Shortage

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On July 19, the Food and Drug Administration Drug Shortage Division reported that there are now two companies, Hospira and Sandoz, producing succinylcholine injections. The two manufacturers are now able to provide enough products to meet the market demands.  This is a positive development for patients and physicians across the country. In an April 2011 ASA survey on drug shortages, 47.6 percent of respondents reported currently experiencing a shortage of succinylcholine.

When ASA members first reported the shortage of succinylcholine, the ASA reached out to the FDA. Since that time, ASA has worked closely with the FDA on potential remedies for the shortage. ASA commends the great work performed by the FDA staff in helping to alleviate this shortage. While this is a positive development, ASA is fully aware that it will take time for the product to move through the market to become available to providers for use on patients.   

To read more about all of the work the ASA is doing on drug shortages, click here.

 

 

 

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