Month: December 2016

New study explains how low-dose aspirin may prevent cancer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of death across the globe, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012. In terms of prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend making healthy lifestyle and dietary choices, such as avoiding tobacco and alcohol, as well as staying …

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Hazardous Drugs Remain a Problem for Oncology Nurses

TON – November 2016, Vol 9, No 6 – Drug Updates & News Caroline Helwick San Antonio, TX—Oncology nurses may believe that personal exposure to hazardous drugs is a thing of the past, but they would be wrong, according to Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN, BMTCN, Professional Practice Coordinator for Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care …

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Clean Room Experts

The basic function of a clean room is to protect the manufactured product from contamination. In  pharmaceutical production, the survival of a drug manufacturer is heavily invested the safety of the finished product. So, it is necessary to identify any potential source of contamination, which includes the working environment itself. Requirements of the quality of …

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Sterile Compounding: A Guide for Community Pharmacists

After reading this article you will: understand the principles of sterile compounding understand the requirements for sterile compounding understand the principles of operation of a laminar air flow hood Introduction Health care is increasingly moving into the home setting, creating new challenges for pharmacists. Pharmacists may be asked to fill prescriptions for intravenous solutions, and …

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