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October 1, 2019
APhA Issues Statement on John Oliver's September 29 Segment on Compounding Pharmacies

Sunday night's episode of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO included a segment on pharmacy compounding. The American Pharmacists Association makes the following statement: In the quest for humor, important messages may have been lost in Sunday evening’s television rant deriding pharmacists’…

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September 18, 2019
Sterile Compounding Review and Recertification Activities

APhA has partnered with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), the organization responsible for setting standards for sterile compounding, to plan and develop a comprehensive, innovative program professional development program for the new BPS specialty in Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy. This…

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August 30, 2019
Changes to USP <797>, addition of <800> having enormous impact on hospital pharmacies

USP <797> defines how sterile compounding must occur within a hospital pharmacy. The primary focus is on ensuring sterility and stability of compounded products prepared for parenteral administration. This goal is achieved by defining a plethora of practices and environmental requirements by…

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February 5, 2018
Resources for Your Practice

Compounding Quality Act, Information on Compounding (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Compounding Standards and Resources (U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention) Guidelines for Compounding Practices - This chapter from The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 5th edition (…

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December 14, 2017
Drug repackagers, compounding pharmacies continue to stress workers' comp systems

The number of physician dispensed prescriptions has declined considerably from just a few years ago, but the workers' compensation industry continues to battle an adapting market seeking to maintain high prices by changing drug strength and formulations. Kathy Fisher, assistant director of external…

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