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  • Contaminated IV Solution Points to Need for USP 797 Implementation and Compliance

    CNN recently reported that nineteen patients in six Alabama hospitals became infected with the bacterium Serratia marcescens after receiving contaminated intravenous total parenteral nutrition (TPN).  Nine of the 19 patients have died.  Investigators are working to determine if the infection from the bacterium found inside the IV bags of TPN solution is directly responsible for the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMSL analytical offers analysis for USP 797 samples

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of laboratory services, recently announced they have begun to analyze samples for USP 797. Issued by the US Pharmacopoeia (USP), USP 797 regulations provide a standard for all pharmacies that prepare ‘compounded sterile preparations’ (CSPs). Most pharmacies must comply with this regulation and many hospitals that operate pharmacies meeting the same criteria are ...


  • Candidiasis Infections Impact Midwest Healthcare Facilities

    Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus that grows both as a yeast and filamentous cells.   The ubiquitous fungi represent one of the most common fungal pathogens to affect the human population.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MMR Mold Stain Remover Tested by Leading Accredited Laboratory

    Several months ago, the manufacturer of MMR mold stain remover had their product put under the microscope.  Mold Solutions’ FastMoldRemoval.com subjected MMR mold stain remover to extensive laboratory tests that were conducted by Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.   The purpose for the testing was to determine the effectiveness of MMR.  Three different types of fungi ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School

    Last month, a school district in San Antonio sent home a letter to parents informing them of multiple cases of a bacterial infection at one of the district’s elementary schools.  Parents were encouraged to keep sick children at home and the school reportedly took extra precautions to clean and sanitize classrooms and the school building.   The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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