Veterinary Regulatory Update: USP Compounding Revisions

USP to Delay Official Implementation of Updates to Compounding Chapters 795 and 797  The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) released information earlier this fall stating their decision to delay the official implementation of published revisions to general chapters 795 (non-sterile compounding) and 797 (sterile compounding). They additionally will be delaying the implementation of a new chapter associated with radiopharmaceutical compounding (chapter 825). In accordance with USP’s Bylaws, the responsible Expert Committees worked with a sense of…

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How to Think: the Link to Becoming a Better Veterinarian

As doctors we are trained to believe that facts and details will help us achieve the correct diagnosis and outcome for our patients. What if I told you that HOW you think about a patient…your cognitive process…is the most important part of being a diagnostician? The ability to obtain key information, zero in on the important facts, and avoid overlooking relevant data is at the heart of getting it right. Almost ALL medical mistakes center on cognitive…

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QRA Update - State Board Inspection Guidance for Veterinarians

What is the state of the opioid epidemic in America? According to the Centers for Disease Control’s figures from December 2018 there are 130 people who die every day in America from an opioid overdose1.  While we occasionally will have some good news related to a downward trend in the misuse and abuse of opioids, there remain concerns and far too many individuals are being adversely affected.  As such, national, state and local…

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