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Infusion Nurses Society References Totect(R) (Dexrazoxane For Injection) as the Only Antidote for the Treatment of Anthracycline Extravasation
Date:12/14/2009

rious complication known as extravasation. Anthracycline extravasations cause extreme damage to skin and tissue if left untreated. Approximately 500,000 doses of anthracycline are administered intravenously each year in the U.S.(4)

"We are pleased that the INS, a group of professionals on the front lines of patient care, has clearly and accurately cited Totect(®), the only FDA-approved antidote for anthracycline extravasations," said John L. Parsons, Jr. President of TopoTarget USA, Inc. "This is the third major evidence-based publication to underscore the importance for healthcare institutions providing infusion services to have Totect available on site."

The Infusion Nurses Society, located in Norwood, MA, is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1973. Membership is open to all healthcare professionals from all practice settings who are involved in or interested in the specialty practice of infusion therapy. INS is dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality therapy to patients, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion nursing practice. Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach provides a complete and comprehensive update for infusion nurses to stay informed of the latest advances in equipment, technology, best practices, guidelines, and patient safety. For more information, please visit www.ins1.org.

About Totect

Totect, a product of TopoTarget USA, Inc., is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved patented urgent treatment kit available for anthracycline extravasation. Each kit contains 10 vials of Totect® 500 mg and 10 vials of mL diluent, which provides a complete three day treatment.

Totect is available to cancer treatment facilities throughout the U.S. through Cardinal Health Specialty Ph
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