Changes to rt-PA Contraindications for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Changes to rt-PA Contraindications for Acute Ischemic Stroke Flying in under the radar recently were the changes to the Alteplase (rt-PA) prescribing information. These changes pertain to the contraindications to use of the drug in acute ischemic stroke. It's hard to find anything on the particulars about why the FDA authorized such changes, and more puzzlingly, why. The updated contraindications now read as follows: Link Do not administer Activase to treat acute ischemic stroke in [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:39:37-05:00March 31st, 2015|EM PharmD|0 Comments

Advice for Future Residents

Advice for Future Residents, a guest post by Kyle DeWitt, BS, Pharm.D. (@EmergPharm) I have some advice for future residents.  When I began pharmacy school several years ago the thought of pursuing a residency wasn’t even on the radar. Like most other students at the time, I had a community pharmacy background and when the topic of post-graduate education was introduced I questioned its utility. I asked the important questions. Do I see myself working [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:39:37-05:00March 3rd, 2015|EM PharmD|0 Comments
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