Month: May 2016

Sneak Peek at AHFS Clinical Drug Information

Here’s a sneak peek of screens you’ll find in the AHFS Clinical Drug Information app that’s currently in the final development stages. Check back as progress continues!

Learn more about the AHFS Clinical Drug Information

AHFS Patient Medication Information Update – May 2016

The May update to the AHFS Patient Medication Information (PMI) database has been published. Highlights of the update include:

New PMI Monographs:

  • Amphotericin B Liposomal Injection (AmBisome®)
    • Amphotericin B liposomal injection is used to treat fungal infections such as cryptococcal meningitis and visceral leishmaniasis
  • Dexamethasone Injection (Decadron® & Available generically)
    • Dexamethasone injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions, certain types of edema, gastrointestinal disease, and certain types of arthritis, and other diseases treated by corticosteroids
  • Reslizumab Injection (Cinqair®)
    • Reslizumab injection is used along with other medications to treat asthma

FDA MedWatch Alerts – Monograph Revisions

  • Aripiprazole
    • Warning regarding compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported
  • Ticagrelor and Vortioxetine
    • Brand name change for vortioxetine (Brintellix) due to name confusion with ticagrelor (Brilinta)
  • Olanzapine and Olanzapine injection
    • Rare, but serious skin reactions
  • Fluoroquinolones
    • Serious adverse effects generally outweigh benefits for patients with sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated UTIs
    • Affected monographs:
      • Ciprofloxacin, ciprofloxacin injection, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, levofloxacin injection, moxifloxacin, moxifloxacin injection, ofloxacin

Visit AHFS at MLA: Mosaic 16 in Toronto!

If you’re attending MLA: Mosaic 16, May 13th – 18th in Toronto, visit the ASHP booth, #726, and get an exclusive preview of AHFS Clinical Drug Information, the next big thing for easy access to real-time drug information and updates.

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