Tag Archives: Safety

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »

Study Supporting the Reproductive Safety of Gabapentin During Pregnancy

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is now used in a wide variety of clinical settings — for the treatment of epilepsy, pain management, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.  However, there is relatively little information regarding its reproductive safety.  We last reviewed this topic in 2015.  At that point, the literature included 333 cases of prenatal gabapentin… Read More »

The safety of patients is dependent on our commitment to a just and change-oriented mindset

Over the last seven months, the state of medicine, as we have known it in the United States, has been found out.  Disjointed, disheartened, and failing.  For every ounce of energy we have put into patient safety, quality improvement, and preventing medical errors over the past 20 years, we have simultaneously drained the soul from… Read More »

3 Covid-19 Trials Have Been Paused for Safety. That’s a Good Thing.

This week, two high-profile, late-stage clinical trials — Johnson & Johnson’s test of a coronavirus vaccine and Eli Lilly’s study of a Covid-19 drug — were put on pause because of possible safety concerns. Just a month earlier, AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial was paused after two volunteers became seriously ill. Clinical trials experts said these delays… Read More »

13 School Safety Tips for Parents

Oct 07, 2019 by Dale Harris Sending your child to school builds excitement and a sense of pride for their growth and achievements. But it can also bring about concern and fear for their safety. On the news, we hear about everything from severe bullying to open shootings at schools. For your child’s safety, equip… Read More »