Month: August 2017

USP 800: A Primer for Community Pharmacists

In the evolving world of pharmacy practice, many are asking what is included in the key provisions of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) 800 when it comes to transport, storage, preparation, and compounding. For starters, it is important to understand that the USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets the standards for the …

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Aseptic Enclosures in Attendance of Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017

Aseptic Enclosures will be represented by Joe Skorcz, our new Project Engineer and Regional Manager.  Joe is directly responsible for Projects in our Northern Region, but will be available for requests concerning any region during the Pack Expo Las Vegas. At Aseptic Enclosures, we have a strong commitment to helping you improve your aseptic processing and …

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Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert – Lack of Sterility Assurance

Vital Rx, doing business as Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding, has issued a recall of all lots of all compounded injectable prescription medications to the consumer level. Vital Rx, doing business as Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding, has issued a recall of all lots of all compounded injectable prescription medications to the consumer level. FDA recently warned …

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Viral Safety Approaches For Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

The availability of plasma-derived medicinal products— one of the earliest achievements of medical biotechnology—has enabled great progress in the treatment of specialized conditions such as hemophilia and immune deficiencies. Yet early on, the biologic materials used to develop these products were also found to be vulnerable to infectious disease agents. Today, manufacturers safeguard these products …

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FDA Links Naturopathic Turmeric Death To Contaminated Product

  Jade Erick, 30, died in March 2017 after California naturopathic doctor, Kim Kelly, gave her an intravenous (IV) preparation of curcumin, a chemical constituent in the Indian spice turmeric that is over-hyped in alternative medicine. An FDA report released yesterday found that Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IMMY), a compounding pharmacy based in San Diego, California, mixed the curcumin emulsion product used in …

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Injections from Texas Pharmacy Linked to 43 Eye Injuries

  At least 43 people who had cataracts surgery in Texas developed severe eye problems after receiving injections of a drug that was compounded by Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas, Texas. The patients were administered eye injections at the end of a cataract surgery procedure at the PRG Dallas Ambulatory Surgery Center or Park Central …

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