Pharmacists who carry out sterile compounding are no strangers to the stringent garbing and sterilization requirements required by USP General Chapter <797>. While USP <797> is the universally accepted guideline for cleanroom garbing requirements, state pharmacy board...Read more »
For more than two years, the blood bank community has faced unprecedented challenges to the blood supply. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is not easy even during the best of times. Then COVID-19 disrupted collections throughout the pandemic, and staffing difficulties have...Read more »
The first COVID-19 vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, was approved for emergency use on December 11, 2020, in adults 16 and older.
Since the first emergency use authorization was issued, the FDA has authorized the use of vaccines from three additional...Read more »
Plasma is the liquid component of the blood that transports blood cells throughout the body along with other vital substances, such as clotting proteins. Plasma is used to treat patients for a variety of medical reasons, including severe blood loss, liver disease, or cardiac...Read more »
Since initially approved for emergency use in late 2020, COVID-19 vaccinations have proven to be the best weapon in the fight against COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, there have been nearly 95 million COVID-19 cases in the United States.Read more »
In the clinical laboratory, it’s important to safeguard sensitive media from temperature excursions. Temperature-controlled storage from 2-8°C is frequently required. Refrigerators used to store media should have tight temperature uniformity to reduce the risk of having to...Read more »
The core rate of inflation climbed to 6.3 percent in August, which continues the six-month trend of the highest rate of inflation the United States has seen in 40 years. The current core rate of inflation is more than triple the average rate seen the 10 years prior to the...Read more »