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Alternative Administration Techniques for the SVP Shortage
By Oscar E. Guzman, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS; Katherine Shea, PharmD, BCPS-AQ-ID, AAHIVE; Dustin D. Spencer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Jeffrey Bariteau, MS, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA; and Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP

Natural disasters can have a detrimental impact on the drug supply chain, affecting both immediate and long-term product availability. When the product affected is a critical medication or a sole-source product, the disruption is particularly distressing. To learn strategies to manage the current small-volume parenteral shortage, CLICK HERE.

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PP&P's 2018 State of Pharmacy Compounding Survey includes data on USP <797> compliance, regulatory inspections, CSTDs, environmental monitoring, and more. CLICK HERE to read this year's survey.

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Current and Future Applications for RFID Technology
By Nick Gadza, PharmD, BCPS; Kevin N. Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS; Kathleen E. Forbis, CPhT, AAS; and Amber Santora, CPhT

Historically, manual processes have dominated medication-use procedures and introduced the risk of human error. With the advent of bar coding, hospitals have been able to automate many pharmacy tasks, significantly increasing medication safety; however, there are still opportunities for errors to occur. To learn how one hospital's implementation of RFID tags improved both safety and efficiency, CLICK HERE.

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