Monthly Archives: April 2015

More thoughts on USP <797> and pharmacy IV rooms [comment from reader]

A friend and colleague, Ray Vrabel, left a comment on my post from April 20th. I thought what Ray had to say was too good not to post. He raises some good points, which are worth more discussion. Ray is a sharp guy, and he and I have had some good conversations over the past […]

Three CE Opportunities for Sterile Compounding and the IV room

There’s little doubt in my mind that everyone’s eyes are on pharmacy IV rooms these days. Case in point, I’ve received several continuing education (CE) opportunities via email recently that are aimed squarely at the IV room and sterile compounding. Achieving and Marinating Excellence in Sterile Compounding: Innovative Techniques to Ensures Competency (link) IV Integration […]

What practice area benefits most from increased sterile compounding regulation?

I recently sat through a webinar that was recorded during a live symposium at ASHP Midyear in Anaheim on December 8, 2014. The symposium was entitled “Understanding the New Federal Framework for Oversight of Sterile Compounding” (1) and consisted of three separate presentations, one of which was given by Eric Kastango. (2)

Do patients in the U.S. really own their healthcare data?

Yesterday I was reading through my Twitter stream when I came across a brief exchange between Eric Topol (@EricTopol)  and Farzad Mostashari (@Farzad_MD). Both are big names in the digital healthcare space. @erictopol what do you mean? what laws needed? we already have the right. now we need to demand them. @leonardkish — Farzad Mostashari […]

Saturday morning coffee [April 11 2015]

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare So much happens each and every week, and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts…. The mug below comes straight from the bookstore on the UC […]

Cool Pharmacy Technology – Kiro Oncology System

I’ve recently had conversations with several companies outside the U.S. developing robotic technology for the i.v. room. One of those systems is the Kiro Oncology System. Check the video below. A couple of things worth noting: The system uses dual robotic arms during the compounding process. This is something that is important for the next […]