Reference

Where to get information on compounding sterile preparations

Someone asked me the other day where they could read up on what’s going on in the world of pharmacy sterile compounding. It’s a good question. The simple answer is to get your hands on a copy of the USP Compounding Compendium and read it over and over again. That’s where I started. Unfortunately, that […]

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New Medscape Pill Identifier Tool [reference]

I received an email this morning from Medscape introducing me to their new Pill Identifier Tool. The tool is pretty simple to use. When you click on the link above you’ll be taken to the Pill Identifier Tool site where you can begin your search. Any pharmacist, nurse, or physician that’s ever used a reference […]

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Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, new edition coming in September

Remington’s is an interesting pharmacy reference. It’s on my list of must-have reference books because it has always had a bit of information that you can’t find elsewhere. This is especially true in older editions which contained great information on extemporaneous compounding and manufacturing. I used to collect old Remington’s. Hey, everyone needs a hobby. […]

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Results from ISMP’s survey on IV storage and beyond use dating show confusion, lack of standards

Beyond use dating (BUD) is a bit of a hassle in acute care practice. The reason is that regulatory bodies have muddied the water with information that isn’t always the most recent or evidence based. ISMP recently published information from a survey of 715 pharmacy professionals on drug storage, stability, and beyond use dating of injectable […]

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