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October 26, 2020 · Clinical Team
Veklury® (remdesivir) is the first medication to be approved for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 22, 2020. Read more...
October 14, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the brand-name opioid analgesic, Duragesic (fentanyl transdermal system), manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is being discontinued. According to the FDA’s website, Janssen made a business decision to permanently discontinue all Duragesic transdermal systems and indicated they should be maintained on formularies until the last produced batch expires on July 31, 2021 to maintain continuity of the reimbursement process. No additional information was provided on Janssen’s website related to its business decision. Read more...
September 29, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a labeling change requiring the Boxed Warning and other precautions included in prescribing information to be updated for all benzodiazepines. Read more...
September 23, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Perrigo Pharmaceutical Company issued a voluntary recall for all unexpired albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol to the retail level. The September 21, 2020 recall announcement was issued due to the potential clogging of the inhaler, which could result in health risks to patients if they do not receive enough or any medication when using the inhaler. Read more...
September 14, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication regarding the use of hot/cold therapy devices. The September 9, 2020 communication reminds patients and healthcare providers about the importance of following the instructions when providing cold therapy through a water-circulating hot/cold therapy device. Read more...
September 10, 2020 · Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault
ODG has been making changes to treatment guidelines. Optum is following suit by changing some of our program parameters. Beginning September 23, 2020, Optum is lowering our opioid alerting parameter to 90 mg of oral morphine equivalents (morphine equivalent dose, or MED) for treating chronic pain. Read more...
August 13, 2020 · Optum Workers' Comp and Auto No-fault
A new injectable opioid analgesic, Olinvyk™ (oliceridine), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 7, 2020. Olinvyk is indicated to manage acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate. Read more...
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