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6 USP 797 training tips that can keep you compliant
Pharmacy OneSource
Non-compliance with recommended drug compounding guidelines can be deadly. One of the best ways to keep patients from harm is to comply with USP Chapter 797. The guidelines set out in USP Chapter 797 were developed to prevent the improper handling and contamination of sterile drugs or preparations, known as Compound Sterile Preparations (CSPs).
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USP Chapter 800 proposal delayed
ASCO
The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) recently announced it will publish a revised version of proposed General Chapter 800, "Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings," in early Spring 2015, following significant feedback received after the proposal’s release for public comment.
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Pharmacists show $1.2 million in post-discharge savings
Pharmacy Practice News
A federally funded Virginia program, which deployed pharmacists to better assist chronically ill patients after leaving the hospital, reaped an estimated cost savings of $1.2 million during the first 14 months, according to a study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
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Compounding pharmacists customize prescriptions
The Boston Globe
Mass-produced prescriptions are “one size fits all” and don’t always meet patient needs — the standard dosage might be too strong, or the capsule too large to swallow. That’s when compounding pharmacies like Johnson Compounding & Wellness Center in Waltham, Massachusetts, can step in, preparing medicines that are not commercially available, or customizing a drug for a specific individual.
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Pharmacists perform vital nutrition interventions in hospitalized patients
Pharmacy Times
Pharmacist-based nutrition support teams play a crucial role in correcting vitamin deficiencies in hospitalized patients, according to research published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Researchers from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York, retrospectively studied 132 adults aged 69 years, on average, who received nutrition support service (NSS) interventions from pharmacists at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in 2011.
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New drug review 2014
U.S. Pharmacist
This article reviews five new drugs (umeclidinium and vilanterol, vortioxetine, dapagliflozin, luliconazole, sofosbuvir) that were approved by the FDA in the past year.
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Pharma compliance: A new world of transparency?
Conference and Incentive Travel
The pharmaceutical sector suffers from a mighty bad reputation. A quick Google search will serve up stories of bribery probes, billion- dollar fines and the recent BBC Panorama documentary into Glaxosmithkline's event activity. Despite strict rules already governing the sector, questions continue about the integrity of interactions between healthcare professionals (HCPs) and pharmaceutical companies and whether payments, gifts, hospitality and conferences have an inappropriate influence on HCPs' behaviour when it comes to prescription and treatment decisions.
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