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VA Center For Medication Safety (VA MedSAFE)

Recent Medication Safety News

Alerts are based on the clinical evidence available at the time of publication. Recommendations are intended to assist practitioners in providing consistent, safe, high quality, and cost effective drug therapy. They are not intended to interfere with clinical judgment.  When using dated material, the clinician should consider new clinical information, as available and applicable.

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Dolutegravir (Juluca, Tivicay, Triumeq) and Potential Risk for Neural Tube Defects

05/31/2018 National PBM Bulletin

AMENDMENT- Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Health Network Strips Urgent Medical Device Correction

05/22/2018 National PBM Patient Level Recall Communication

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Health Network Strips Urgent Medcial Device Correction

05/18/2018 National PBM Patient Level Recall Communication

Heparin and Saline Syringe Recall Due to Contamination

05/03/2018

National PBM Patient Level Recall Communication

Synthetic Marijuana and Potential Risk for Bleeding UPDATE

04/20/2018

 National PBM Bulletin