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June
2014

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503b Compounding

Is there no solution: Saline shortage creates issue for US hospitals

The lack of saline could spell the most expensive drug shortage in history (Picture: Alamy) Hospitals across the US are desperately searching for a solution after manufacturers started rationing saline – the salt and water mix used to clean wounds, mix medications and hydrate patients. Bizarrely, making bags of salt and water is a deceptively complex process, with […]

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June
2014

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503b Compounding

State unveils plan to regulate pharmacies

State inspectors who monitor compounding pharmacies that custom mix drugs will be required to have special training, under compromise legislation unveiled Sunday by Massachusetts lawmakers. Adding one pharmacist with expertise in the most risky type of compounding to the board that regulates the industry, would also be mandated under the legislation. In addition, the bill […]

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June
2014

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503b Compounding

Shortage of Saline Has Hospitals on Edge

Hospitals across the country are struggling to deal with a shortage of one of their essential medical supplies. Manufacturers are rationing saline — a product used all over the hospital to clean wounds, mix medications, and treat dehydration. Now drug companies say they won’t be able to catch up with demand until next year. That […]

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