Beloved nursing home therapy dog shot in Kansas … Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion … System for monitoring side effects of prescription drugs is severely lacking, report says.
Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.
Long-term care professionals around the country cheered wildly last week when the Food and Drug Administration approved Belsomra, a new sleep drug. Shift workers applauded the addition to their medicine cabinets, already well-stocked with sleep aids. “I’ve tried melatonin and Ambien, but I didn’t feel great on either one of those dr—” said certified nursing assistant Susie Sleepless, interrupted by a yawn.
Some apps – like those that are meant to track blood pressure or give medication reminders – are geared toward your future residents. And that’s where the trouble can arise, according to a group of experts writing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Experts advise healthcare facilities to avoid a “heavily marketed” soap in updated hand hygiene guidelines published Wednesday.