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Perform an Effective Medication-Use Evaluation
By Susan Skledar, RPh, MPH, FASHP

In the ongoing effort to improve pharmacy processes, medication-use evaluation (MUE) is a valuable tool for ensuring and improving medication-use processes. Ideally, MUE is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based, standardized quality improvement approach to review the medication-use process to understand how an intervention (for example, a medication or group of medications) is being used and to continually improve patient care. To read about the systematic steps involved in developing an effective MUE, CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
Since 2015, five biosimilars have gained FDA approval. Pharmacists are in a unique position to facilitate the introduction of biosimilars to health-system formularies and to educate providers and patients about their use. CLICK HERE or what pharmacists must know in preparation for managing biosimilars.

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USP <800>: Let's Get Started
By Kate Douglass, MS, RN, CRNI; Eric S. Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP; and Peter Cantor

USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings provides standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs (HDs) to reduce the risk of exposure to health care personnel, patients, their families, and the health care environment. Focusing on staff safety, USP <800> is based on well-established, replicated data. CriticalPoint presents the results of its second annual USP Compliance Study; to see the nationwide level of preparation, and to learn the Key Performance Elements that can lead to compliance, CLICK HERE.

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