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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY June 2014 | Archived Issues

P and T Committee Approvals, FDA Warning on Docetaxel

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the April 1 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Committee Approvals - April 1 (PDF)

Docetaxel May Cause Symptoms of Alcohol Intoxication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that the intravenous chemotherapy drug docetaxel contains ethanol, also known as alcohol, which may cause patients to experience intoxication during and after treatment. The FDA is revising the labels of all docetaxel drug products to warn about this risk.

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