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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for regulating products within the U.S. such as human drugs, medical devices, vaccines, blood products, radiation emitting products, and most food products. The AANA monitors FDA activities and regulations which may affect CRNA practice or the products and devices that CRNAs utilize. 

Emergency Use Authorization of Fresenius Propoven 2%

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, Fresenius Propoven 2% (propofol 20 mg/mL) Emulsion 100 mL, to maintain sedation via continuous infusion in patients greater than 16 years old who require mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting.

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