Archives for May 2017

Could Compounding Pharmacists Solve the Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage?

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Sodium bicarbonate is becoming increasingly difficult for emergency rooms to obtain, potentially creating problems since few alternatives are available. One of these alternatives, sodium acetate, is also facing a shortage.

Anticancer Drug Attached to Nanoparticle Targets Tumors Without Damaging Tissue

Biosensor research from Kai Johnsson’s laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) gave way to the startup, LUCENTIX, which created a biosensor that enables patients to easily track drug concentrations in their blood without the need for complex lab systems.

Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products

Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions (“Isomeric”) is voluntarily recalling all lots of sterile products compounded and packaged by Isomeric and that remain within expiry to the hospital/user level because of the US Food and Drug Administration’s concerns of a lack of sterility assurance. These concerns were brought to Isomeric’s attention during a recent inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration.  To date, Isomeric has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The Impact Of Serialization Requirements On Packaging Operations


A Q&A with Allison Gilpin, Business Unit Manager, Global Serialization, and  Ray Hook, Manager Global Serialization Services, PCI Pharma Services


Restricted Access Barriers vs. Isolators: An Energy Consumption Comparison


How To Optimize Your Stability Program At Each Phase Of Drug Development


A drug stability program that is above reproach is critical to successfully navigating the complexities of drug development. A well-managed stability program with thoughtfully constructed protocols demonstrates your lab and quality systems are in control.