Peer-Reviewed Publications

Worldwide need for a comprehensive database of stability data for pharmaceuticals stored in uncontrolled environments

Developing a database to compile all known, relevant information on the stability of pharmaceuticals in tropical environments would vastly increase access to this information, improving safety and reducing cost. Many studies have examined the stability of pharmaceuticals stored under conditions that exceed manufacturer specifications, but this information is published across so many journals and Websites that it can be virtually inaccessible to clinics or suppliers needing to make pharmaceutical

Development of a Standardized Intranet Database of Formulation Records for Nonsterile Compounding, Part 2

Development of a Standardized Intranet Database of Formulation Records for Nonsterile Compounding, Part 2 Abstract: In part 1 of this series,we outlined the rationale behind thedevelopment of a centralized electronicdatabase used to maintain nonsterile compounding formulation records in the Mission Health System, which is a union of several independent hospitals and satellite and regional pharmacies that form the cornerstone of advanced medical care in several areas of western North Carolina. H

Development of a standardized intranet database of formulation records for nonsterile compounding, part 1.

New methods for reducing medication errors in sterile compounds are always being considered, but the safety and stability of nonsterile compounded formulations are often overlooked in both hospital and independent compounding pharmacies. Extemporaneous compounding benefits from the pharmacist's easy access to a comprehensive computerized database that is based on high-performance liquid chromatography research and can be incorporated into a pharmacy information system to standardize formulations and prevent errors (which in turn improves patient safety). The Mission Health System, which is based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the cornerstone of advanced medical care in western North Carolina.
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