Merck announced that the FDA has approved Janumet XR (sitagliptin/metformin HCl extended-release tablets) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The FDA expanded indications for imatinib mesylate tablets (Gleevec, Novartis) to include patients who have had CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors surgically removed.
Packaging defects identified in certain lots of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic norgestreal and ethinyl estradiol oral contraceptives could result in unintended pregnancy, Pfizer warns.
Calculating IV acetaminophen doses in milligrams and administering the 10 mg/mL solution in milliliters without adjusting the volume may contribute to an average ten-fold overdose in young children.
Pharmacists should visually inspect all potentially affected opioid drugs to prevent the spread of improperly packaged medications.
The drug-maker Novartis has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of the over-the-counter (OTC) products Exedrin, Bufferin, Gas-X Prevention and NoDoz, after concerns that these medications may contain “stray tablets, capsules or caplets” from other Novartis drugs.