Monthly Archives: July 2015

What USP <797> has to say about beyond-use dating of stock bags

Nothing. It says nothing, which leaves things open to interpretation. That’s bad. Beyond use dating (BUD) in USP <797> is pretty straightforward, but there’s really no language in there describing stock bags. Here are some things to think about. When performing routine compounding, USP <797> states that in the absence of sterility testing, the assigned BUD […] Podcast #2: Sterile Compounding Robots

Show notes: Host: Jerry Fahrni Robots discussed: i.v.STATION by Aesynt RIVA by Intelligent Hospital Systems (IHS) INTELLIFILL I.V. by Baxter APOTECAchemo® by Loccioni Group

Saturday morning coffee [July 24 2015]

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.” – Buddha 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 […]

More thoughts on the ASHP national survey results for informatics and pharmacy practice

On Monday I spoke briefly about two articles in AJHP that summarize two recent ASHP surveys. The first covers Pharmaccy Informatics in U.S. Hospitals(1), while the second focuses on pharmacy practice in acute care hospitals(2). Both surveys contain a wealth of information, and provide a snapshot of what pharmacies in the U.S. are doing. While […] Podcast #1: ASHP National Survey Results

Show notes: Host: Jerry Fahrni The two surveys discussed in the podcast are below: Fox, B. I., C. A. Pedersen, and K. F. Gumpper. “ASHP National Survey on Informatics: Assessment of the Adoption and Use of Pharmacy Informatics in U.S. Hospitals–2013.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 72, no. 8 (April 15, 2015): 636–55. doi:10.2146/ajhp140274. Pedersen, […]

The FDA has delayed enforcement of “track and trace”

Hear that? That’s a collective sigh of relief from pharmacy directors everywhere. Modern Healthcare: “The Food and Drug Administration is giving pharmacies another four months before they’re penalized if they can’t document the chain of custody for the drugs they dispense. The requirement was adopted under a 2013 law passed in response to a meningitis […]