Compounded Pain Cream Dangers Noted in Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Philadelphia Inquirer featured an article written by Jeanette Trella, managing director of the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Mike Cohen, president of the Institute of Safe Medications, about safety issues in the use of compounded pain creams.

The Poison Control Center is seeing increase in cases of poisoning reported from these products. Pediatric patients have also suffered toxicity when the cream is applied for a skin condition. The authors make the case for the need for prominent warnings on labels that describe the potential for toxicity.

The article originally appeared on the “Checkup” blog on philly.com. Read more »