New & Improved!

November 2011
Volume: 8 Number: 11
Articles: 23

pg. 2
Don't Let a Blackout Limit Your Power!
pg. 4
TJC Compliance Challenges
pg. 10
Managing Medical Marijuana in the Health-System Pharmacy
pg. 18
Long-term Budgeting for Pharmacy Automation
pg. 22
Just in Time Compounding for Outpatient Oncology Services
pg. 26
Unit Dose Market Watch
pg. 28
Leverage Smart Pumps in a Small Hospital Setting
pg. 34
EXP Recall Management Powered by RASMAS
pg. 36
Projecting the Budget Impact of Biosimilars
pg. 42
Unique Safety Requirements for BCMA in the NICU
pg. 50
Automating IV Dose Management
pg. 54
TempTrak from Cooper-Atkins
pg. 56
Implementing IV Robotics in the Pediatric Setting
pg. 60
Pharmacy’s Role in Managing REMS
pg. 66
Impact of Alert Suppression on Pharmacy Order Verification
pg. 68
Avert Inventory Risk with Quality Temperature Control
pg. 78
New at ASHP
pg. 86
Compliance and Cost Savings with 340B Software
pg. 90
The 2011 USP <797> Compliance Study: Additional Results
pg. 104
Assessing Vial Transfer Devices for Handling Hazardous Drugs
pg. 108
Bolster Medication Adherence with IVR Technology
pg. 114
Tips for Effective Environmental Monitoring
pg. 118
When should discharge medication reconciliation occur?
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