Archives for 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.

Hazardous Drugs Remain a Problem for Oncology Nurses

TON – November 2016, Vol 9, No 6Drug 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 Alliance Ambulatory Clinic, and an expert on hazardous drugs and their safe handling, who discussed the topic at the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.

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 supply air have increased due to development of new high technologies in different sectors of human activities. Main operation factors which characterize air quality are temperature, humidity, pressure, and cleanness.

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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

Let Us Help Your Facility Create the Most Aseptic and Safest Working Environment!

Is your hospital affiliated with Premier, Inc?  Aseptic Enclosures is a contracted supplier through Premier Inc.  Our two agreements with Premier; Pharmacy Planning and Conceptual Design and Primary Engineering Control Devices, allow us to help you achieve USP 800 and USP 797 compliance with the savings of Premier membership.  With all the ever changing rules with compliance it can be overwhelming. These new regulations and guidelines will offer more protection to pharmacists and workers to ensure safe handling of chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs. USP 800 compliance as well as USP 797 compliance is our specialty here at Aseptic Enclosures. We work with industry leaders in the pharmaceutical compounding world to make sure we  offer the most update protective equipment whether it is clean rooms, isolators, laminar flow hoods, or HEPA Air Handling systems.  Let Aseptic Enclosures help your facility be the most the aseptic and safest working environment possible.

Happy Thanksgiving from Aseptic Enclosures!

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  A big thank you to all our customers for their business!

 

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Could Pill-Packing Robots Replace Your Local Pharmacist?

CNBC posted an interesting feature article about the University of California San Francisco Medical Center utilizing pill packing robots.

No Jail Time for Pharmacy Owner Who Sickened Hundreds

The majority owner of a shuttered Framingham pharmacy linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 will receive no jail time for illegally withdrawing thousands of dollars from bank accounts, federal prosecutors revealed Wednesday. Carla Conigliaro, a 53-year-old Dedham resident who owned New England Compounding Center, and her husband, Douglas , 55, both received probation and a fine at sentencing Wednesday in US District Court in Boston.