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Category: Environmental Monitoring

Endotoxins and Environmental Monitoring for Your Pharmacy, A Review

            Recently, I had the honor and privilege to present a webinar on behalf of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists entitled, Endotoxins and Environmental Monitoring for Your Pharmacy. There were over 130 attendees for this webinar that was intended to present the latest information to compounding pharmacists regarding this […]

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20th Annual Napa Pain Conference, William Stuart, RPh

At the 20th Annual Napa Pain Conference, I was fortunate to conduct a presentation at a pre-conference meeting entitled, “Drugs for Intrathecal Administration: Access and Safety.” I began with a discussion of pharmacy provider considerations in order to provide basic relevant criteria for determining a qualified compounding pharmacy provider. Among my topics for consideration was […]

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MAJOR CHALLENGES IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

My eight-day conference experience began December 3-4, 2012, when I attended the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum’s Conference on Environmental Monitoring entitled, “Major Challenges in Environmental Monitoring: A Systems Approach.” This conference presented an overview of USP Chapter <1116> Microbiological Control and Monitoring of Aseptic Processing Environments. I was familiar with this chapter prior to the event; […]

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Surface Testing: Setting the Standard for Environmental Monitoring

Here at Hartley Medical, quality is paramount. We go above and beyond the mandates of USP to ensure that our products are compounded at the highest level – a level that guarantees patient safety. One of the many ways we do this is through an environmental monitoring method called microbial surface testing. Surface testing is […]

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A USP 797 Compliant Clean Room

As we have stated in the past, not all compounding pharmacies are the same. This applies to clean rooms as well. The first thing to know is that there are different levels of clean rooms. The International Standards Organization (ISO) classifies clean rooms based on the number of contaminants per-cubic-meter. The lower the ISO rating, […]

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