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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Black Box Warnings
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 3:00 PM
Lead Story: Black Box Warnings

Black box warnings are the Food and Drug Administrations strongest labeling requirements for high risk medications. More than 40% of the nearly 930,000 ambulatory patients enrolled in the study received at least one prescription for these drugs for which the warning applied.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • AHRQ News & Numbers discusses the more than 280,000 Americans admitted to U.S. hospitals for poisoning by medications.
  • An AHRQ study finds that physicians don't always heed the "black box" warning labels on medications before prescribing them. Interview with Dr. Anita Wagner, lead researcher of a study that looked at physician use of medicines that carry a black box warning.
  • And a new video trains emergency responders and hospital emergency department staff to decontaminate children who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals. Interview with Dr. Michael Shannon, Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston.

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Duration: 15:44 (MM:SS)  File Size: 14 MB
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