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FDA Worried About Possible Drug Shortages in Hurricane Maria Aftermath

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

According to dozens of news reports, the FDA is worried that there could be shortages of some critical drugs produced in Puerto Rico.  Reports from CNN, Forbes, USA Today and Modern Healthcare, among others, outline top global manufacturing facilities on the island, and report a list of about 40...

Lessons Learned from the Tragedy at the UCLA Pharmacy

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

 

"UCLA Pharmacy Closed After State Finds it Sent Out Drugs With Expired, Potentially Dangerous IngredientsThis disturbing headline appeared on the front page of the LA Times. You can read the full story here. In summary, more than 1,000 IV bags of sterile medications for heart patients and...

Hospital Procurement: Tips for Optimizing Pharmacy Inventory

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

Pharmacy procurement and purchasing managers in hospitals and health systems are tasked with balancing numerous requirements. It is their duty to work within budget parameters while ensuring that patients receive optimum care. They also face growing challenges as costs rise and new regulations...

Gain 100% Visibility to Shelved Hospital Inventory with Advanced RFID

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

Advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) technology solutions are designed to eliminate manual, error-prone processes and provide 100% visibility and traceability to all inventory to which an RFID tag is applied – anywhere throughout an enterprise.RFID healthcare technology for hospital...

Breakthrough Cancer Drug Could Be Astronomical in Price

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 by Valerie Fritz

Rising drug expenses have been headline news recently, and a new cancer therapy is no exception. Approval for this treatment appears to be all but certain with initial price estimates upwards of $600,000 for a one-time treatment. 

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