Feb. 11, 2014
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Pharmacy Times
While the safety of compounded sterile preparations has been an important topic in the practice of pharmacy for decades, the recent tragic deaths related to fungal contamination of preservative-free methylprednisolone injection have once again put the topic on the national stage. In light of this call to ensure patient safety, hospital pharmacies have been evaluating their use of outsourcing and their own compliance with United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) chapter <797> regulations.
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Hospitals look at retail pharmacies with renewed interest
HealthLeaders Media
It's more than convenience: An integrated retail pharmacy provides hospitals with opportunities to boost patient satisfaction and lower readmission rates while producing modest revenue. U.S. hospitals have offered on-campus retail pharmacies for years, but the drive to achieve improvements across the continuum of care is prompting a surge in new facilities and reinvention of existing on-site drug stores.
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Selecting single-use systems for biopharmaceutical manufacturing
Bioprocessors have successfully deployed single-use equipment at nearly every conceivable production scale. Yet, the decision to "go disposable" is significant. It involves considering the product, scale, process and corporate objectives that include the value of legacy stainless-steel equipment. Decisions made early in process development and scaleup will affect the trajectory of manufacturing at successive production scales.
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Poorly processed reusable surface disinfection wipe dispensers may be a source of infection
Infection Control Today
Reusable surface disinfectant wipe dispensers are used in hospitals in many countries because they allow immediate access to pre-soaked tissues for targeted surface decontamination. On the other hand, disinfectant solutions with some active ingredients may get contaminated and cause outbreaks. Kampf, et al. (2014) determined the frequency of contaminated surface disinfectant solutions in reusable dispensers and the ability of isolates to multiply in different formulations.
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