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Drugs and Devices

March 2010 Vol. 5 No. 3

Author: Joan C. Borgatti, MEd, RN

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has new safety requirements for long-acting beta-agonists used to treat asthma. Read the requirements at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm200776.htm.,/p&gt . . .

January 2010 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Jeanne Zack, PhD, RN, CIC

The Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology includes a report on the dangers of herbal remedies for patients with cardiovascular disease taking medications. The report lists more than 25 herbal supplements patients should avoid, including garlic, ginkgo, and ginseng. Read the abstract at http . . .

January 2010 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Jeanne Zack, PhD, RN, CIC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Femara (letrozole) to treat hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for whom hormonal therapy is indicated . . .

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