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Evaluating 503B Outsourcing Providers

Proving the complex polypharmacy therapies required for hospitalized patients in an efficient, cost effective way, is a challenging daily mandate for hospital pharmacists. Over the past decade, to accomplish this goal, reliance on outsourcing facilities for some portion of a hospital's compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) has been steadily increasing, and represents a significant volume of the preparations provided to patients...


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Tips For Planning A Pharmacy Cleanroom Renovation

Since the tragedy that came to light in October of 2012, when contaminated epidural steroid injections produced by NECC caused significant patient harm, including the deaths of 64 people, there has been a strong focus by the FDA and local state boards of pharmacy on ensuring strict regulatory compliance during sterile compounding...


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Open Architecture Design Considerations In The Cleanroom

There are now numerous design iterations available to hospital pharmacies when it comes to the structure, layout, and functionality of pharmaceutical compounding operations...


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Preparing For A State Board Inspection

It has been over a year since the terrible tragedy created by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) came to light...


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APhA

Lou Diorio, an active APhA member and association Fellow, will be attending the annual meeting in San Francisco, CA (March 24-27).

GSPO

Lou Diorio is speaking at the 2017 Independent Pharmacy Conference for the Garden State Pharmacy Owners, Inc., on March 12, 2017 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. His topic; Improving the Safety of Compounded Sterile Preparations.

Spectrum Pharmacy Products

LDT is proud to partner with Spectrum Chemical & their Pharmacy Products division to provide educational content to compounders. Two day sessions are scheduled for:
  • May 4-5
  • July 27-28 (tentative)
  • October 19-20

  • All sessions will be at the newly completed Spectrum Pharmacy Institute their 42,000 square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and training facility, Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is a state-of-the-art compounding education center Located in New Brunswick, NJ.

    If you have questions regarding Spectrum Pharmacy Institute or the courses offered, please contact Spectrum directly at 800-370-6231, ext. 5479

    PSSNY

    Lou Diorio will be attending the Society’s summer meeting June 22-25 in Westchester, NY, as well as the PSSNY Mid-winter Meeting in Albany, NY January 25-27, 2018

    NJSHP

    Lou Diorio is presenting educational programming for various chapters of the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists in the spring. Please check with your local chapter bulletin for details. The CME programs will center on the DQSA, USP <797> & USP <800> requirements.

    HCP

    LDT will be attending the Spring Health Connect Partners Hospital Pharmacy Conference in Los Angeles, CA (May 1-3, 2017). Lou Diorio will be a featured educational speaker, presenting educational content at the meeting.

    POHMS

    Lou Diorio will be a featured educational presenter the 22nd Annual Fall Conference (November 9 & 10, 2017) for the Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Management Society (POHMS) at the Hersey Hotel in Hersey, PA. his topic; USP <800> UPDATE -Compliance in Community Practice- Practical Strategies for Independent Medical Practices.

    HCP

    LDT will be attending the Fall Health Connect Partners Hospital Pharmacy Conference in Chicago, IL, (October 16-19, 2017).

    ASHP

    Dave Thomas & Lou Diorio, both active ASHP members, will be attending the Mid-year Clinical meeting in Orlando, FL, December 3-7, 2017.

    New York State Board of Pharmacy

    LDT is proud to lend its time and expertise to the NYBOP to assist in technical matters relating to compounding. LDT regularly attends the open BOP meetings to lend its expertise to the serve the Public & the Board.

    New Jersey Board of Pharmacy

    LDT proudly supports the Boards public advocacy and protection of the health of all citizens of NJ, LDT regularly attends the open BOP meetings to lend its expertise to the serve the Public & the Board.


    Please contact us if you intend to participate in any of these events Lou & Dave would love to meet you and discuss any topics of interest with you.