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APhA Meeting Activities
USP <797> Webinars
MICAD Database
Covidien Receives Approval
Calendar of Events
Online Poll
Nuclear Facts
Technetium as the pertechnetate ion (TcO4-) is in the +7 valence state and has all seven of the outer shell electrons involved in covalent bonding.  This is the most stable of all valence states of technetium  in aqueous solution.  The single negative charge and the geometry of the compound - oxygens at the four corners of a tetrahedron - give it a charge and size similar to the iodide ion.  As a result the biodistribution of TcO4- is similar to I-.  It concentrates primarily in the thyroid, salivary glands, gastric mucosa and choroid plexus.  Nuclear Medicine: Technology and Techniques
Case Study
Gastric Emptying Study

The patient presented as the Oct. 2007 case study with osteomyelitis of the finger has developed another complication of diabetes.   Continued

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APhA 2008
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Dear Nuclear Professional,

Many nuclear pharmacists will be heading to San Diego in a couple of weeks to attend the APhA Annual Meeting.  It is a great educational and networking opportunity.  Hope to see you there!
San Diego Hosts Upcoming APhA Meeting
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San Diego is a wonderful setting to meet old friends and make new acquaintances at the APhA Annual Meeting.  There a large number of activities and continuing education hours specifically for nuclear pharmacists.  Click here for a listing of events.
USP Compounding Webinars
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has revised General Chapter <797> regarding requirements for sterile compounding. The revised chapter will become effective on June 1, 2008. USP is offering seven web-based educational seminars which will address the key topics covered by Chapter <797>. Additional information is available at:  

USP is also holding a 2-day workshop focused on the application of Chapter <797> in pharmacies and other health care settings. Additional information may be found at:  
MICAD Database
The NIH Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database is a program to foster research and development in molecular imaging by providing freely accessible online scientific information to the researchers in the field.  There are currently 421 agents in the MICAD database available at
Covidien Receives Tentative Approval 
The FDA has granted tenative approval of Covidien's ANDA for its generic sestamibi kit.  Final approval is subject to the expiration of the Cardiolite patent on July 29, 2008.  View the press release...
March 7-8 Greater NY Chapter SNMTS 37th Annual Spring Symposium
Atlantic City, New Jersey
March 14-17 APhA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
March 15-16 2008 PNW Chapter Spring Meeting
Portland, Oregon
March 28-30 53rd Annual Meeting of the SW Chapter
Little Rock, Arkansas
April 4-6 2008 Central Chapter Annual Spring Meeting
Milwaukee, Wisconsiin
June 14-18 SNM 55th Annual Meeting,  New Orleans, LA
Online Poll
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Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, BCNP
Professor of Nuclear Pharmacy
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