Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pharmacy Journal Publishes Analysis of Infections Related to Compounding Pharmacies Authors Describe Outbreaks of Infections, Examine Influencing Factors


In the wake of the deadly infections in 2012 from drugs compounded at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a new study examines similar outbreaks  in the U.S. over the last 12 years in an effort to discover factors that may hinder outbreak detection. The article, Description of Outbreaks of Health-Care-Associated Infections Related to Compounding Pharmacies, 2000-12, by Catherine Staes, M.P.H., Ph.D.; Jason Jacobs; Jeanmarie Mayer, M.D.; and Jill Allen, Pharm.D., BCPS; is published by the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) online, ahead of print, because of its significant contributions concerning this current public health issue.

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