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DQSA making an impact on sterile compounding
Pharmacy Practice News
Although it is too early to fully gauge the effect of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), there are signs that the “needle may have moved a little” toward the positive end of the compounding quality scale, at least in terms of stepped-up regulatory oversight, according to Eric Kastango, MBA, BSPharm, FASHP, the president and chief executive of Clinical IQ LLC.
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Pharmacy automatic prescription refills can contribute to medication errors and waste
The Philadelphia Inquirer
When you have a prescription filled regularly for a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, chances are your pharmacy will ask you to opt in for a service that allows them to automatically refill the prescription before your medication runs out. Once you agree, you will be notified by robocall or email when refills are ready for pick-up. The service will continue to contact you until you finally stop by the pharmacy.
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Sodium chloride injection recalled due to particulate matter complaints
Pharmacy Times
Hospira is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of its 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP 250 mL at the user level following a confirmed report of particulate, identified by the manufacturer as human hair, in a single unit. In addition to investigating the potential cause of the contamination, Hospira is considering the best course of action to correct this issue and prevent future incidents. To date, there have been no reports of any adverse events associated with this issue.
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FDA committee prepares to decide if 6 drugs can be made by compounding pharmacies
RAPS
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will soon hold the first meeting of a new and influential advisory committee that is set to make recommendations about which drugs will not be allowed to be made by compounding pharmacies in the U.S.
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Experts see value in stronger oversight of compounded drugs in hospitals
Modern Healthcare
New recommendations on how to improve the safety of compounded, sterile drugs given in hospitals represent a step forward in the fight to prevent more patients from being sickened or killed by mishandled or improperly compounded drugs, experts say.
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Clean Air Essentials

IsoTech Design is pleased to introduce its new sister company: Clean Air Essentials. The company is focused on consumables used in sterile compounding, chemo compounding, hormone compounding and environmental monitoring and on SOPs for USP 797 compliance.

Check our offers on the Essentials kit, Safety kit and sleeve kit, and ask for our latest standard operating procedures for your clean air environment.





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