The rising development of novel therapies utilizing live or genetic biological components calls for standardizing the processes surrounding the handling of these drugs within the health care system for the purposes of limiting any occupational exposure risks.1 University of Michigan Health (UMH) has an extensive research division and a specialized team within pharmacy devoted to the review and execution... Read more
Pharmacy automation has become a mainstay within hospital practice, combining safety improvements with increased efficiency. These improvements, however, are only as good as the efforts and oversight dedicated to ongoing automation maintenance. Automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) require routine intervention to maintain the effectiveness of inventory control and safe dispensing practices. Optimization... Read more
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacies rapidly adapted to patients’ needs during quarantine and social distancing mandates. Home delivery of medications became a top priority for many pharmacies committed to providing care to patients in a safe, efficient manner. To achieve this, health system community pharmacies often partner with third-party couriers and national postal carriers... Read more
Pharmacy Purchasing & Products recently held a webinar entitled: Meet USP <800> Requirements for CSTD Utilizationpresented by Fred Massoomi, PharmD, BCSCP, FASHP, and Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN, BMTCN The following questions were submitted by attendees. The webinar slides and full presentation can be downloaded at pppmag.com/webinars.
Q: Are there standard criteria for comparing... Read more
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