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18 Months. USP <800> Coming Dec 2019. New Legislation, Timing & Implications. Let Baker Help You Get Compliant

Manage Controlled Substance Shortages
By Mary G. Petrovskis, PharmD, BCPS; Mary-Haston Leary, PharmD, BCPS; Daniel Schenkat, PharmD, MS; and Maryann Oertel, PharmD, BCPS

Over the last 9 months, the University of North Carolina Medical Center pharmacy department has experienced an alarming number of controlled substances shortages, affecting most IV opioids and benzodiazepines. Certain products, such as diazepam syringes, have been completely unavailable for months; the pharmacy department is now unable to offer this product to patients. To learn the strategies the UNC Medical Center has employed to ensure patient access to critical medications, CLICK HERE.

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Implementing an Outpatient Pharmacy
By Kamile Johnson, PharmD, AAHIVP

Outpatient pharmacies are established for a number of reasons: to service unique patient needs, to offer 340B benefits, and to help improve the bottom line. To read the story of one nonprofit clinic's outpatient pharmacy implementation, CLICK HERE.

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