Survey: Pharmacists Continue to Trust and Rely On Helmer Equipment

Posted on Sep 26, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Helmer Scientific continues to be the most broadly utilized cold storage equipment manufacturer in the clinical pharmacy, according to a recent survey.

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New Vaccines Provide Optimism This Flu Season

Posted on Sep 12, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Last year’s virus season was a respiratory mess. The continued impact of COVID-19 on top of early and elevated levels of seasonal influenza infection and RSV infection heavily impacted already stressed healthcare systems.

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Demystifying Back-to-School Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions

Posted on Aug 22, 2023 by Brandon Russell

As schools around the country come back into session, ensuring students are up to date on immunizations is key to preventing widespread illness.

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Cybersecurity Check-In: i.Series® Equipment Passes Vulnerability Testing

Posted on Aug 08, 2023 by Brandon Russell

i.Series® equipment manufactured by Helmer Scientific has passed cybersecurity vulnerability testing aligned with OWASP MSTGand in conformity withUL 2900-2-1 connected medical device cybersecurity standards.

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VA Medical Centers Ban Improper Vaccine Refrigerators, Update Policies

Posted on Jul 25, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Through VA Directive 1108.07, the use of dormitory-style, bar-style, and combined refrigerator/freezer cold storage units for vaccine storage has been banned in VA medical facilities.

The directive was published by published by the United States Department of Health and Human...

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ALT: GX Solutions Cold Storage Performance, Reliability Standards

Posted on Jul 11, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Medical-grade cold storage has been widely adopted in health-system pharmacies. According to Pharmacy Purchasing & Products Magazine, more than 90 percent of survey respondents on their most recent State of the Pharmacy Survey have adopted medical-grade refrigeration in their...

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Vaccine Preparedness: Are You Ready for Earlier School Start Dates?

Posted on Jun 20, 2023 by Brandon Russell

The historical standard of school beginning post-Labor Day is a thing of the past. 

Rolling educational calendars and earlier start dates mean vaccine providers need to incorporate flexibility into their vaccine inventory plans to account for school start dates as early as...

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The Financial Impact of USP <797> Environmental Testing

Posted on Jun 06, 2023 by Brandon Russell

With USP <797> updates becoming enforceable in less than 6 months, facilities should have plans in place to support updated environmental and surface testing requirements.

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VFC By the Numbers: 30 Years of Protecting Americans Every Day

Posted on May 16, 2023 by Brandon Russell

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of H.R. 2264:1993: the legislation that created the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

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New USP Chapters are 6 Months Away

Posted on May 04, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Updates to USP General Chapter <797> become fully enforceable November 1, 2023. This means facilities have roughly 6 months to finalize and validate workflows and processes associated with the new standard.

Since approving the final version of USP <797>, USP has provided, and...

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