PCAB ACHC Press Release

ACHC and PCAB have entered into an agreement to transfer certain PCAB assets to ACHC. ACHC will administer the PCAB accreditation program for all currently accredited pharmacies and pharmacies in the accreditation process. Please see the press release for additional information - PCAB ACHC Press Release
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Medisca Training at USC School of Pharmacy

MEDISCA NETWORK proudly introduces its renowned Non-Sterile and Sterile training activities in Los Angeles, California as a means to better serve and cater to the growing educational needs of the pharmacy compounding community. As such, MEDISCA NETWORK is pleased to announce the launch and offering of these two practice based...
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USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs

A new chapter has been proposed by the Compounding Expert Committee for standards regarding the handling of hazardous drugs (HD). According to USP, the new standards address: "Standards that apply to all personnel who compound HDs preparations and all places where HDs are prepared, stored, transported, and administered Receiving, storing, compounding, dispensing,...
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ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference

The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are joining forces again to bring together their combined membership at an Educational Conference, February 5-8, 2014. Please read more at ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference 2014 Press Release Sept...
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Compounding: Stay afloat in the muddy regulatory waters

Gigi Davidson, RPh, DICVP, is director of clinical pharmacy services at North Carolina State University. She is also a member of the Veterinary Drugs Committee of Experts and the Compounding Pharmacy Committee of Experts for the United States Pharmacopeia. “In my opinion the most important thing is for veterinarians to...
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PCAB Technician Certification Requirement Change

Due to concerns raised by applicants regarding technician certification, the PCAB’s Standards Committee reviewed the interpretation of PCAB Standard 1.20. Standard 1.20 states: “The pharmacy provides documentation that all … technicians … who are engaged in compounding and dispensing in the pharmacy are … certified, or otherwise credentialed, if applicable, by the...
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Notice

Dear Colleagues, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pharmacies of concerns about the adequacy of testing performed by Front Range Laboratories, Inc., in Loveland, Colo., a testing laboratory used by more than 100 pharmacies in 32 states, to verify quality, sterility, and expiration dating. In a recent inspection, FDA investigators...
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PCAB in the News

"You would never buy a used car without some reassurance that it’s not a lemon. Similarly, Ageology CEO Dr. Paul Savage advises that you should only take compounded medication from pharmacies certified by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)." Read the rest of this article here
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USP Resources on Standards

We wanted to make you aware of a new resource page on the USP website related to compounding standards.  In  an effort to facilitate the delivery of good-quality medicines, USP has collected, in one place, information about compounding and the role of USP standards for practitioners, patients, associations, and regulatory...
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PCAB Judges Second Annual Compounding Competition

Gainsville, FL – The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) Executive Director served on the panel of judges for the second annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC).  The competition, which was held March 17-18 in Gainsville, Fla., honored fourteen teams of the best and brightest pharmacy students in the nation. The University...
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TheeDesign Studio Redesigned Our Website

PCAB is pleased to unveil our newly redesigned website, built by TheeDesign Studio, a Raleigh, NC based web design company. Our new site is built around WordPress, an easy to use but powerful content management system that allows...
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