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BREAKING NEWS!! - On July 2, 2014, the DEA issued the final notice making Tramadol a schedule IV FEDERAL controlled drug effective August 18, 2014. Veterinary practices should begin making preparations to inventory, secure and begin recording all uses of Tramadol by the effective date. Read the notice here: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0702.htm
On August 22, 2014, the DEA issued the final notice changing all hydrocodone products from a Schedule III to a Schedule II classification. This will result in more restrictive ordering and prescribing rules. The effective date of this new rule is October 6, 2014. Read the notice here: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0822.htm
To assist workers and employers, OSHA has launched a new Ebola Web page that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources. The page provides protection information for health care workers; airline and other travel industry personnel; mortuary and death care workers; laboratory workers; border, customs and quarantine workers; emergency responders; and workers in other critical sectors. It also links to the CDC and NIOSH Web pages on Ebola.
The Web page also includes a new OSHA fact sheet on protecting workers (not in healthcare or laboratories) involved in cleaning and decontamination of surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus. Note: this not intended for ANIMAL WASTE CLEANING OPERATIONS...this fact sheet is designed to aid in the clean-up of HUMAN waste, but it certainly contains useful information for the veterinary profession.
The AVMA has information on Ebola in pets that can be very useful to practitioners: https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Ebola-virus.aspx
And the CDC's Q&A page on Ebola in Pets....very useful: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas-pets.html
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