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Health Affairs examines new compounding law
American Pharmacists Association
A recent Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs summarized the compounding industry and the changes required by H.R. 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act, which became law in November 2013. Designed to bring "mostly larger compounding pharmacies squarely under the federal regulatory and enforcement fold," the bill was introduced after a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 traced to the New England Compounding Center caused 64 people to die and more than 700 people to become ill.
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US pharmacopeia head wants fresh outlook
PharmaExec.com
In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the United States Pharmacopeia in 2020, the organization's new leadership is taking a fresh look at its role in setting standards for pharmaceutical development and production and how that has been altered by new regulatory policies and industry globalization.
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Do CSTDs need more attention in health systems?
Pharmacy Practice News
Closed system transfer devices may become a more high-profile technology for pharmacy directors tasked with ensuring worker and patient safety, given the pace of new developments surrounding the sterile compounding systems. Just last month, the devices were mentioned in the much-awaited United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 800 updated guidelines on safe handling.
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Dual-action nanoparticles with timed drug release to fight aggressive tumors
medGadget
In the last few years, scientists have developed a whole range of nanoparticles and complementary activation mechanisms that safely ferry and release therapeutic payloads at target sites within the body. Yet, smarter nanoparticles are on the way that can be programmed to do things in more complicated and effective ways. Researchers at MIT have reported on a new nanoparticle that can release two different drugs at different times, significantly compounding the killing effect when compared to unregulated release of the drugs.
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Closed processing for cell therapies
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Production of patient-specific cell-based therapies presents unique scale and cost challenges not seen in pharmaceuticals and biologics manufacturing. Rather than scaling up to increase batch size (and thus gain efficiencies), processes supporting PSCT must be "scaled out" to deliver a large number of individual batches.
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Revolutionizing pharmacy ed with simulation centers
Pharmacy Practice News
Step inside and you may find yourself flying through a heart, navigating a pituitary tumor or watching fluoroquinolone bind to a receptor in bacterial DNA. Faculty and students at the University of Toledo, in Ohio, call it "the cave." The 8µ8-foot virtual reality room is just one component of a $36 million state-of-the-art simulation center that opened at the university April 22, and only the latest evolution in the use of simulation as a teaching aid in medicine and pharmacy.
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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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