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Remain Alert to Black Box Warnings

The Case

According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), lamotrigine (Lamictal®), an antiepileptic drug, led all other regularly monitored drugs in reports of severe cutaneous events in 2011.[i] The FDA has approved Lamictal for use as adjunctive therapy for partial seizures in children as young as 2 years. It is also approved as adjunctive therapy for generalized seizures in …


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