Medication Safety

'Just Bag It' Campaign Aims to Promote Safe Vincristine Handling

'Just Bag It' Campaign Aims to Promote Safe Vincristine Handling

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The NCCN campaign was developed to ensure the proper administration of vincristine and to render it impossible to accidentally administer the medication into the spinal fluid.

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

ASCO Statement Seeks to Balance Prescription Opioids for Patients With Cancer and Misuse and Abuse Prevention

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ASCO addresses the complex issues surrounding prescription opioids in a new policy statement. ASCO supports the efforts of multiple federal offices and agencies to prevent and respond to prescription drug abuse, and is also working to protect access to appropriate medical opioid therapy for patients with cancer.

Splitting or crushing oral cancer medications

Splitting or crushing oral cancer medications

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Which medicines can be split or crushed for administration?

Educating patients about the proper disposal of old drugs

Educating patients about the proper disposal of old drugs

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A few simple practices can help patients dispose of old and unused medications in a way that is safest for people, pets, and the environment.

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