Outpatient Surgery Magazine

ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

Issue link: http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/378604

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 161 of 170

1 6 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 W hen propofol was in short supply, anesthesia providers often complained that the drug's large, single-use-only vials led to excessive waste after short cases in which only a small amount of the IV sedative-hypnotic was needed. With the intro- duction of propofol packaged in smaller vials, however, a German pharmaceutical manufacturer is offering an effective solution. Fresenius Kabi is the first drug maker to market Diprivan (propo- fol) injectable emulsion, USP, in 10 mL vials. The company received FDA approval for the portioning, which joins its 20 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL sizes, in June. "Many [providers and managers] expressed a real need for a 10mL presentation," says company spokesman Matt PROPERLY PACKAGED PROPOFOL Drug Maker Introduces Propofol in 10 mL Vials PRODUCT News PRACTICAL PORTION Smaller vials of propofol could reduce waste and support safety. Great ideas for your OR

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Outpatient Surgery Magazine - ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine