Hepatitis Awareness Day

Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AWARENESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE Arm yourself today! The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies hepatitis as an inflammation of the liver caused by viral infection. There are five main types of the hepatitis virus: A, B, C, D, & E. Of these types B and C are known to become chronic diseases and are the most common causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis. Vaccines are available for A and B, and it is recommended that all people over the age of two get inoculated.

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Men's Health Awareness Month

Posted Monday, June 3, 2013

DON?T IGNORE THE SIGNS Early Detection is Key According to the Men?s Health Network, the purpose of Men?s Health Month is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. On average, men die at higher rates than women from the top causes of death which include: heart disease, cancer, injuries, strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza & pneumonia and suicide.

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Heart Disease Prevention

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SMALL CHANGES. BIG REWARDS. Get Heart Healthy Today! The leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, heart disease, is the culprit behind 600,000 deaths a year. Certain conditions and lifestyle factors may put people at higher risk for developing heart disease. Help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and better managing medical conditions.

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Getting More Done

Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A NEW YEAR. A FRESH START. Opportunities for Growth and Improvement Whether seeking to develop or augment personal or professional skills, one thing remains true, finding time to focus on newly set goals is challenging. By changing a few of your daily routines you can maximize your time and become more efficient throughout your work day. Tips to increase efficiency at work:

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Your Brand, Your Promise

Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2013

COMMUNICATION IS KEY Creating and Managing Expectations Mistakenly referred to as the aesthetics of an organization, a brand is ??the intangible sum of a product?s attributes.? For a medical practice, its brand is the promise made to its patients on the type of service they can expect while under its care.

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EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection Receives Permanent J-Code J0178

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012

May help streamline reimbursement Effective for dates of service (DOS) on or after January 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new permanent HCPCS billing code for EYLEA? (aflibercept) Injection

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Genentech New Small Parcel Insulated Shipping Container (ISC)

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dear Distributor/Pharmacist, This letter is to inform you that Genentech is introducing a new Insulated Shipping Container (ISC) for small parcel shipments of controlled temperature products (2-8?). Genentech will begin the transition to the new ISC as early as November 12, 2012. Please inform all appropriate personnel within your organization of this change to ensure proper receipt and storage of Genentech temperature controlled products shipped via small parcel. Please refer to the table below for a comparison of the Current ISC and the New ISC:

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New England Compounding Center's (NECC) - Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Posted Monday, October 22, 2012

Due to numerous reports of Fungal Meningitis associated with the use of contaminated injectable corticosteroid products (methylprednisolone acetate and triamcinolone acetonide) compounded and distributed by New England Compounding Center?s (NECC) Framingham, Massachusetts pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical providers NOT to use any NECC compounded preparations. To eliminate any misinformation and confusion, CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution wants to inform healthcare professionals that all drug products including injectable drug products are purchased from properly registered FDA manufacturers. At NO time, did CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution have a contract with, purchased or distribute any compounded preparations from New England Compounding Centers. The drug products distributed by CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution are not involved in any way with the contaminated corticosteroid products prepared by and distributed by NECC. All drug products are purchased from registered FDA manufacturers who adhere to the requirements of Good Manufacturing requirements.

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RECALL: Contaminated Preservative Free Methylprednisolone Acetate (80mg/ml)

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012

As it has been reported, The New England Compounding Center (NECC) has voluntarily expanded its recall to include all products currently in circulation that were compounded at and distributed from its facility in Framingham, MA. Please rest assured that CuraScript SD does not source its products from compounding pharmacies. Products distributed by CuraScript SD have not been affected by this recall. For more information about the this recall or about Fungal Meningitis visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site at: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html Regards, CuraScript Specialty Distribution

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Important Safety Information Regarding Carpuject Syringe System? Potential Overfill

Posted Friday, May 18, 2012

Hospira is issuing this Important Safety Information letter to alert Healthcare Professionals to the potential overfill of volume amounts in the pre-filled Carpuject syringe system. This also includes the 2 mL iSecure presentations of midazolam and ondansetron. Hospira has received reports of Carpuject syringes containing more than the labeled fill volume of medication than is stated on the label. See attached for list of affected products and lots.

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