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Hydrocodone Going to CII
News that the Federal government is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone combination painkillers in an effort to curb widespread abuse received wide coverage, with several major newspapers and news agencies reporting. Some news outlets noted that the rule change was welcomed by many, including lawmakers from states that have been plagued by opioid abuse. Others quoted sources who were skeptical whether the rule change would help curb abuse of the painkillers.
NEW "Insourcing" Sterile I.V. Compounding Services
Preparation of sterile parenteral products is a critical component of health-system pharmacy practice. The ASHP Resource Center provides tools that can be used to assist in the decision-making process and the implementation phase of insourcing sterile i.v. compounds. Start today by downloading the How-to Guide to facilitate evaluating, developing, and implementing best practices for insourcing.
USP Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Open for Comment
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) currently is seeking public review and comment on its proposed Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings. All stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments with corresponding line numbers to CompoundingSL@usp.org. Comments are due by July 31, 2014.
PTCB Launches New Practice Exam
Learn about the new and enhanced PTCB Practice Test.
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