Cold Storage Solutions for Hazardous Drug Rooms

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

When it comes to determining what refrigerators are safe and effective for use in your hazardous drug clean room, it is important to follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

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Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 Flu Season and Back to School Immunization

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season saw the highest number flu vaccine doses ever administered. More than 193 million doses were given, and about 53-54% of adults received a flu vaccine. This coverage is higher compared to the previous year, which was about 48% of...

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GX Solutions Provide Medical-Grade Cold Storage Benefits

Posted on Jun 24, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Proper cold storage of medications and vaccines is critical in the healthcare environment, and often can be the difference between viable, effective products, and ineffective or wasted product. GX Solutions from Helmer Scientific is the first line of medical-grade...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Summer 2021 Update

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

About 50 percent of the U.S. is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Last month, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children who are 12-15, and Moderna is expected to file for EUA for this age group in the coming weeks. Focus on vaccinating adolescents and hesitant...

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Why You Should Consider Interlock Pass-Thru Refrigerators for Your Clean Room

Posted on Jun 08, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

USP <797> details the procedures and requirements for compounding sterile preparations and sets standards that are applicable to all practice settings in which sterile preparations are compounded. The goal of this chapter is to help prevent patient harm from inaccurate or...

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Recovering Immunization Rates Post Pandemic

Posted on Jun 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Office visits and routine immunizations decreased during the pandemic. Beginning in Mid-March last year, routine immunization rates dropped significantly. Due to the National Emergency declared in the United States, these rates continued to decline into the late half the...

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Best Practices for Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Ultra-Low Freezer

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

When your lab is storing precious samples at ultra-low temperatures, reliable freezer performance is essential. An ultra-low freezer is a significant investment for a laboratory. To protect your investment, along with the integrity of the valuable samples stored inside, it is...

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Strategies for Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Just last week, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use in children between the ages of 12 and 15. Additional clinical trials are underway, and it is expected that Moderna will soon be available to this age group, and both vaccines will become available to younger...

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Protect High-Cost Specialty Drugs with Medical-Grade Refrigeration

Posted on May 13, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

While there is no universal definition of a specialty drug, specialty drugs can be defined by having one or more of the following characteristics:

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Webinar Recap | COVID-19 One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Thank you to our hosts and participants for joining last week’s webinar: COVID-19: One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage. Dr. L.J. Tan from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and Helmer Scientific’s Dennis Smith, Vice President of...

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