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The Medical Marijuana Research Consortium
By Almut Gertrud Winterstein, RPh, PhD

As with any medical treatment, providers, patients, and regulators need access to solid evidence in order to evaluate marijuana’s benefits and risks. The Medical Marijuana Research Consortium was established at the University of Florida with the goal of initiating research into the safety and effectiveness of using medical marijuana, allowing a better determination of its benefits and risks. To read about the group’s efforts, CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
In PP&P's USP <800> survey, many facilities report strong compliance rates in areas such as external ventilation of sterile HD CPECs, continuous pressure monitoring, and HD storage segregation; however, several facilities report significantly lower success rates in their quality control efforts surrounding HD handling. CLICK HERE to learn more about them.

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Emergency Power for Pharmacy Automation
By Kevin N. Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS; James Mundy, PharmD; and Minh-Thi (Michelle) Ton

With any introduction of automation or technology into the pharmacy, careful planning must be undertaken to prevent disruption of patient care during critical downtimes, including power outages. To learn about the various emergency power strategies and devices that can be implemented, CLICK HERE.

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