Month: October 2014

Thermal imaging breast cancer screenings not misleading women

The Bristol pharmacy hosting thermal imaging breast cancer screenings, on Wednesday, wants to reassure women they are not misleading them.“It was never intended to be better than a mammogram or replace a mammogram, but to be used in conjunction with and the studies and the literature look really promising when both are used together,” Anderson Compounding …

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Acacia Apothecary Compounding Pharmacy Achieves PCAB Accreditation

Acacia Apothecary proudly announces its achievement of PCAB accreditation, a service of ACHC, for the services of list services. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards.Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. PCAB accreditation reflects an organization’s dedication and …

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PHARMACIST ADMITS PAYING KICKBACKS TO PHYSICIANS

CAMDEN, N.J. — A southern New Jersey pharmacist has admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.Vladimir Kleyman, a 43-year-old Lakewood resident who was the president and pharmacist-in-charge of Prescriptions R US, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay kickbacks and commit health …

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Safety, sanitary problems prompt scores of drug recalls

The infection came out of nowhere, 36 hours after Eloise Soler’s heart surgery last summer at the Corpus Christi Medical Center in South Texas. As her fever spiked to 103, other patients developed similar symptoms. Doctors raced to pinpoint the cause. Tests showed that all of the patients had been sickened by the same bacteria, …

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Handling Hazardous Drugs: USP in Pharmacy Practice

Recently, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) proposed a new General Chapter 800: “Hazardous Drugs: Handling in the Healthcare Settings.” There has been mixed reaction to this proposal across the profession. We will see what the compounding expert committee recommends, but the controversy provides an opportunity to reflect on the role of USP in pharmacy practice.USP’s The …

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In-Person Compounding Training

Q&A with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy Pharmacy Purchasing & Products: What was the impetus to attend an onsite compounding training program?  Fleming, Ferguson, and Carlson: As inspectors for the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy (BoP), a thorough understanding of USP requirements is needed to evaluate our licensees and to ensure compliance with the standards. All of our inspectors …

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