Complete Antibiotic Resistance

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It’s Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a rule banning the use of powdered gloves in medicine because they pose dangers to human health. The ban, first proposed in March 2016, will further propel efforts already underway to phase out the use of prepowdered surgeons' gloves, powdered exam gloves, and absorbable powder for … Continue reading It’s Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine

Dangers with inappropriate use of long-acting beta agonists

Caution is required when prescribing or dispensing long-acting beta agonists to manage airways diseases, such as asthma. Around 5.4 million adults and children in the UK have asthma, a common respiratory condition involving inflammation of the airways. On average, three people die each day from this disease[1]. The death rate is now at the highest … Continue reading Dangers with inappropriate use of long-acting beta agonists