Doctor give injection to Asian girl's armIn late March, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and the FDA announced a newly licensed vaccination safe for use in children ages four to six. This combination vaccine will complete the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccination series, as well as provide an inactivated poliovirus vaccination series. [click to continue…]

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April is Minority Health Month

by pharmacy on April 22, 2015

minority-health-month-aprilSince April is Minority Health Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are you coming together to promote “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity!” [click to continue…]

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hospira-magnesium-injection-recallIn early March, Hospira announced the recall of lot 42-120-JT of the magnesium sulfate in 5% dextrose injection, because the barcode on the bag may actually be the machine readable barcode for 1000 mL bags of heparin sodium two units per milliliter.  According to the FDA, the company voluntarily issued the recall. [click to continue…]

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medicare-compounding-pharmacyA mid-January directive to state survey agencies provides new details about Medicare’s expectations for pharmacy activities and compounding practices at critical access hospitals. [click to continue…]

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bendamustine-injectionTeva pharmaceuticals announced in early March that – due to incompatibility between an ingredient in their Treanda (bendamustine) injection and components of some closed system transfer devices, adapters, and syringes – some may experience failure of equipment and/or contamination of the drug. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacist Provider Status Bill Reintroduced

by pharmacy on March 25, 2015

pharmacy-jobs-newsA bipartisan group of legislators in the House of Representatives reintroduced a bill to allow Medicare to cover state authorized pharmacist services. The bill, known as the Pharmacy in Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, makes the same changes to the Social Security Act proposed by HR 4190, first introduced last year. The text of the new bill, known as HR 592, is publicly available online. [click to continue…]

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