Month: July 2015

Pharmacy Recalls Compounded Drugs Due to Sterility Concerns

A pharmacy in Washington is recalling unexpired human and veterinary compounded drugs due to concerns about their sterility.Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy compounded these recalled products between July 21, 2014, and July 21, 2015. The drugs were then dispensed to patients or distributed to physicians to administer to patients in Arizona, Idaho, Florida, Oregon, Texas, and …

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U.S. settles false claims against pharmacy for $8 million

The United States has settled allegations that a Jacksonville-based compounding pharmacy knowingly billed the government for improper and medically unnecessary compounding pain prescriptions. The allegations resolved included liability under the False Claims Act. The government has reached a settlement with the defendant, Blanding Health Mart Pharmacy. In reaching this settlement, the parties resolved allegations that, …

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How Automated Compounding Can Reduce Hospital Costs

The $200 million fund created to compensate victims of the 2012 meningitis outbreak tied to tainted drugs from the New England Compounding Center is an extreme example of how expensive compounding errors can be.   But compounding errors don’t have to cause multistate disease outbreaks in order to be costly. A single error can cost …

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7 Tips to Create Good Documentation Practices in Your Lab

Quality process and testing are the foundation of every good compounding pharmacy but we are often asked, “How does a pharmacy know that their quality assurance programs are paying off?” A second question usually follows – how they can also build their business utilizing these quality efforts. USE QUALITY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS Quality process …

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Pharmaceutical Innovation Highlights the Need for Creative Solutions to Common Problems, Says Medlife Pharmacy

An article published June 24th on YourStory.com outlined a report from Cambridge ConsultaTagsnts that discussed how innovation and technology would be the “key factors” in the growth of pharmaceutical companies going forward. The article outlined the need to address issues of accessibility and affordability, especially in emerging and growing markets. According to the compounding pharmaceutical specialists at …

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FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all non-expired sterile drugs from Abrams Royal Compounding Pharmacy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting hospitals, health care professionals, and patients of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced and distributed for sterile use by Abrams Royal Compounding Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas. The recalled products include injectable medications, intravenous (IV) injections, eye drops, pellet implants, nasal sprays, inhalation solutions, and …

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FDA again delays drug ‘track and trace’ enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is giving pharmacies another four months before they’re penalized if they can’t document the chain of custody for the drugs they dispense. The requirement was adopted under a 2013 law passed in response to a meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding pharmacy.The agency previously intended to begin enforcing the policy …

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