Recent Generic Drug Approvals

Recent Generic Drug Approvals In the bustle of daily patient care, it is difficult to stay up-to-date on newly released generic medications, but doing so can prove beneficial.  In 2017, several medications potentially helpful in the hospice population became generic, including Seroquel XR®, Coreg CR®, and Pristiq®.  Though most generics available for these products are…

Tramadol in the Hospice Setting

Tramadol is frequently prescribed for the treatment of pain in the palliative care setting.  Various reasons for its popularity include its low cost and ease of prescribing as it is a Schedule IV medication rather than a more highly regulated Schedule II product.  However, prescribers do have to consider its pharmacology and adverse effects in…