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News archive: Jan

Monday, January 22, 2018

WV HAN Advisory 143 Widespread Influenza Activity and Severity in WV FINAL 01182018

Influenza activity has increased significantly in the United States in recent weeks. West Virginia is characterized as having widespread activity. This influenza season is notable for the sheer volume of ill cases that has caused stress to health systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Health Advisory ( that warned of a high-severity influenza A (H3N2) season and resulting clinical implications. As of January 6, 2018, 20 pediatric influenza deaths were reported nationally, none in West Virginia. For Further Information Click the Title Above.

Friday, January 19, 2018

First Responder Network Authority Update – January 16, 2018

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) – January 16, 2018

AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose 250mg/50mL

AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level. The product has been found to contain visible particulate matter tentatively identified as mold. This problem was discovered as a result of a product complaint in which the contents of one flexible bag was found to contain white particulate matter.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updates on some ongoing shortages related to IV fluids

Earlier this month, we updated on the FDA’s efforts to mitigate ongoing IV saline shortages that resulted from, or were worsened by, the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. We also provided some additional updates related to our continued efforts to help the island fully recover from this disaster. For more click the title above.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

EMTALA and Disasters

This fact sheet addresses several frequently asked questions regarding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and disasters and provides links to resources for more information, but is not intended to be used as regulatory guidance or in place of communications with or guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) who oversee EMTALA compliance. To read or download the fact sheet, click on the title above.

First Responder Network Authority Update – January 8, 2018

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) for January 8, 2018. To read the update, click on the title above.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Rebecca Ann Rosier Mar 1, 1956 - Dec 23, 2017 (Age 61)

Rebecca was born on March 1, 1956 and passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. For more information, click on the title above.

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