Drug Quality and Security Act Addresses Compounding Pharmacies
One year after the deadly NECC fungal meningitis outbreak, the government has taken action by signing the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA). The DQSA has been up against plenty of scrutiny, declaring it overrides stricter states laws. This article will outline and review the DQSA's mission and how compounders are prepping for the changes.
How to Choose a Compounding Pharmacy
Carefully selecting a compounding pharmacy is more important than ever in the wake of the New England Compounding Center outbreak. Luckily the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board provides certification for any pharmacy wishing to become accredited. Of the compounding pharmacies that have had incidents with tainted products, none were accredited by the PCAB. Read on to learn how to select a compounding pharmacy and why PCAB accreditation is important in the decision making process.
How an Outbreak Changed Compounding Pharmacies: The Ophthalmic Side Effects
Since last years outbreak of fungal meningitis in the New England Compounding Center, action has been taken to improve the conditions that caused the outbreak. Everything in compounding pharmacies must remain completing sterile in every step of the process.
Compound Interest: What Do You Know About Off-label Avastin Preparation
A few years back contaminated Avastin injections caused endophthalmitis in around a dozen patients. In the wake of the outbreaks, surgeons who prescribe Avastin off-label are double-checking their compounding pharmacies quality assurance policies. Read on to learn the highlights on the legal and regulatory framework in which compounding pharmacies to business.