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  • Flash Sterilization The Fundamental Issues
    Flash Sterilization The Fundamental Issues By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM; and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) directs that within healthcare organizations, "data are collected to monitor ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Ivax Secures Approval for Generic Version of Cancer Drug
    WASHINGTON-Ivax Corp. received federal approval for its generic version of the cancer drug Taxol, making possible a less-expensive version of the blockbuster drug. According to the company, distribution of paclitaxel will begin in a matter of weeks. The drug, widely used to ...More
    September 29, 2000 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves RU-486
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the abortion pill RU-486. Within a month, doctors will be able to prescribe the drug Mifeprex, or mifepristone, for women who are as much as seven weeks pregnant. Despite warnings that the FDA would impose ...More
    September 29, 2000 Posted in News
  • FDA Investigates Drugs from Overseas
    WASHINGTON-Facing Congressional criticism that it isn't doing enough to prevent counterfeit-drug imports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing thousands of drug shipments from foreign countries. The FDA will be examining the drugs to see if counterfeit ...More
    September 28, 2000 Posted in News
  • FDA to Make Decision on RU-486
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide by Saturday whether it will approve the abortion pill, RU-486. It would be the first alternative to surgical abortion approved in the US. The drug, sold in Europe and elsewhere for more than a decade, allows women ...More
    September 28, 2000 Posted in News
  • HMO Improvements
    Survey Reveals that HMOs Made Improvements in Quality of Care During 1999 ...More
    September 27, 2000 Posted in News
  • Testosterone Boosts Women's Sex Drive
    The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a study that found that women who have had their ovaries removed could significantly boost their sex drive through testosterone. Researchers found that small oval patches of testosterone that deliver the hormone through ...More
    September 26, 2000 Posted in News
  • JCR Offers Education Programs for Pain Management, Patient Safety
    (OAKBROOK TERRACE, ILL)The Joint Commission Resources (JCR) today announced the addition of two custom education programs focusing on the topics of patient safety and pain management. The new programs, developed in response to client requests, are designed to assist health ...More
    September 25, 2000 Posted in News
  • Early Approval for Abbott AIDS Medicine
    (ABBOTT PARK, ILL)The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an early approval of the Abbott Laboratories' AIDS drug Kaletra, a form of protease inhibitor medication that has shown considerable promise in bringing the virus down to undetectable levels. Abbott ...More
    September 25, 2000 Posted in News
  • Rules for the Web
    Hi-Ethics for Health Internet Ethics, a group representing 20 US based health dot.coms, has released 14 ethical principles for medical websites. This isn't the only set of ethical standards developed for the Internet. The AMA has published its own guidelines in the March ...More
    September 21, 2000 Posted in News