Gardasil® HPV Vaccine Voluntary Recall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Merck has implemented a voluntary recall of one lot (lot J007354) of Gardasil® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], due to the potential for a small number of vials to contain glass particles as a result of breakage during the manufacturing process.
CDC Update on Meningitis Outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing ongoing information on the Multistate Meningitis Outbreak.
New Web Resource for Long-Term and Post-Acute Providers
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) has created a new webpage with information and resources for long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) providers
New FDA Patient Network Website
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a new patient website. Patients can visit the website to learn more about newly approved drugs, drug trials and much more. View this YouTube video to learn more.
Chronic Conditions Dashboard
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched an interactive online dashboard that gives researchers the ability to find and examine data on Medicare beneficiaries with more than one chronic condition.
Batz Guide App for Patients & Their Families
The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation has created the Batz Guide App with the hope to better equip and educate families to make them stronger advocates of their own care during their hospital stay. The intention of this App is to provide a tool for families, medical staff and patients that helps them to monitor care in real time.
CRE Toolkit - Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CRE Toolkit provides more information on CRE prevention and treatment guidelines, including step-by-step instructions for facilities treating patients with CRE infections and instructions for facilities that have not yet had patients with this type of infection.
CDC reports on Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides more information regarding the critical situation of bloodstream infections arising from the bacteria, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and other drug-resistant health threats.