Hand Sanitizer Warning

The FDA has warned against using hand sanitizers containing methanol.  Several hand sanitizers with labeled to contain ethyl alcohol (ethanol) are testing for methyl alcohol (methanol).  Methanol can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin resulting in life-threatening situations or death.

The FDA has approved NO hand sanitizer, beware of any product marked ‘FDA Approved’.

The FDA has a list of currently recalled products:  https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol

Pharmacy Informatics and Your Bottom Line

Hospital Pharmacies everywhere are working endlessly to improve medication use and patient safety, using every tool available to achieve this goal with the staff on hand. How does your organization use pharmacy informatics to help achieve this bottom line? Maximizing use of various forms of data and informatics programs can be challenging, when factoring data collection practices and rapidly-advancing technology – and that is the least of it if you organization does not have a staff informatics pharmacist.

PHV understands the conditions your rural health organization works with. Our pharmacy consultant is well-versed in informatics and automation systems, and is ready to discuss best practices and the needs of your organization. Contact Therese Caliendo at 402-742-2207  today to start a conversation.

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