NGC Update Service: August 31, 2015

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

August 31, 2015

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

American Academy of Family Physicians

American College of Chest Physicians

American Gastroenterological Association Institute

World Health Organization

Withdrawn Summary

The summary listed below has been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because it no longer meets the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Emergency contraception.

Announcements

Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 12th annual conference will take place from October 7–10, 2015 in Amsterdam. The theme is "Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective." To register and book a pre-conference course, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.
  • Registration is now open for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2015 Research Conference. It will be held October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, VA. The conference is titled "Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care." Visit the conference home page for more information.
  • The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory

  • August 21, 2015: Picato (ingenol mebutate) Gel: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns of Severe Adverse Events, Requires Label Changes: FDA is warning about reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster (shingles) associated with the use of Picato gel (ingenol mebutate). FDA received reports of cases involving severe eye injuries and skin reactions associated with the application of Picato gel. Some cases were associated with Picato gel not being used according to the instructions for use on the label. As a result, FDA is requiring changes to the label to warn about these new safety risks and to provide additional instructions on the safe and appropriate application of the product.

Health Awareness Topics - August 2015

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