The Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 19 recommended removing from the market propoxyphene, a painkiller commonly sold as Darvon and Darvocet.
On the same day, physician users of the free, Web-based and advertiser supported electronic health records system of Practice Fusion received an alert from the San Francisco-based vendor.
The alert explained the recommended recall and how to use the EHR to quickly identify patients taking all brand name or generic versions of propoxyphene. On the Practice Fusion application, running the report is done by clicking on Reports, double-clicking on Medication Report, entering "propoxyphene" in the search box and clicking Run Report.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access