Month: November 2017

Pharma Dogs Hunt Down Vaccine Disruptors in California

By Dr. Mercola “Anti-Vaxxers Have Found a Way Around California’s Strict New Immunization Law. They Need to Be Stopped.” This hostile and derogatory headline was published in the Los Angeles Times November 8.1 The “loophole” they’re referring to is the use of medical vaccine exemptions written by physicians. According to this editorial, no more than 3 …

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Pharmacy board lays down the law for compounded medicines

  The pharmacy and medical boards have warned pharmacists not to compound medicines that are available commercially. They say medicines should be compounded only if a commercial alternative is not available or is unsuitable for the patient. This includes if they are allergic to an excipient such as a preservative or need a different dose …

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Serialization In Practice: How Manufacturers Can Ensure Compliance

By Jerry Martin, pharmaceutical and life sciences consultant, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot limit responsibility for DSCSA compliance to just the engineers and operators involved in processing and packaging. In my last column, we took a look at the effect the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is having on …

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Cleaning Validation for Medical Device Manufacturing

Why Get Cleaning Validation Support From Your Cleaner Supplier?   Cleaning validation or verification is a necessary regulatory compliance step in medical device manufacturing and reprocessing. Support from the cleaner manufacturer can save time and money when establishing either cleaning validation or cleaning verification processes. This white paper outlines the basics of cleaning validation and how the cleaner manufacturer …

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