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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

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Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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FDA Issues Update on Propofol Shortage

Chicago — (February 26, 2010) 

 

On February 24, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted updated information regarding the availability of propofol on its website.

In summary, APP, one of the manufacturers of propofol, is launching an FDA approved generic version of propofol (10 mg/ml injection) that should help alleviate the shortages. With the availability of this new product, importation and distribution of Propoven 1% (propofol 1%) from APP will be suspended. Meanwhile, the other two other manufacturers, Teva and Hospira, are back online and are working to restore availability to meet market demand.

For complete details of this announcement, please visit the FDA’s website

ASA will continue to work closely with the FDA to ensure that necessary anesthesia drugs remain readily available. If you or your facility are experiencing difficulty obtaining any drug, please contact the FDA’s drug shortage group at drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov.




THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2013 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2013.

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