- Medicare Reform Legislation
Action Needed Now!
The Medicare Modernization
Legislation has been passed by the House and Senate. The
House bill includes language that clarifies that
radiopharmaceuticals are drugs and should be treated as such under
Medicare. It also improves the policy for payment. The Senate
bill does not contain this language. The SNM supports the
House language and urges you to write your Senators for their
support of this provision.
For more information....
- CNMT Shortage
- Currently there are 3,500
positions for nuclear medicine technologists available in the
U.S. With the graying of the profession, the average age
in their 40's, the 1,200 new graduates only just keeps up with
the number retiring each year. There are also existing
educational programs that are closing their doors due to lack of
funding. With the aging of the general population, the
need for nuclear medicine services increases, but we have a
decreasing number of professionals to provide these studies.
For more information...
- Rubidium-82 Unit Dose
- Eastern Isotopes recently
announced that it is partnering with Bracco Diagnostics to offer
unit-dose distribution of Rb-82 for myocardial perfusion
For more information...
- Comments Requested Concerning
- ACPE will develop a draft set of
competency based standards for pharmacy technician education and
training. The APhA Section on Nuclear Pharmacy would like to
hear your thoughts about technician training for the nuclear
pharmacy arena. You can review the
Publications and send your comments to Brain Cox at
- FIP Meeting Presents Nuclear
- International Pharmaceutical
Federation is a world-wide federation of national pharmaceutical
(professional and scientific) associations, which has a mission to
represent and serve pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences around
the globe. Through its member associations, FIP connects,
represents and serves more a million pharmacists and
pharmaceutical scientists around the world. Nuclear Pharmacy
is represented and the session titled "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
with Radiologic Techniques" will be presented at the meeting in
Sydney, Australia, Sept. 4-9. Next year the meeting will be
held in New Orleans.
For more information..
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This large pottery crock was
lined with radium ore. Instructions on the jar suggest
that you fill it every night with water and drink an
average of six or more glasses daily. After its discovery
by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898, radium was considered a
"cure-all" until the early 1920s.
National Atomic Museum
33 year-old police
officer was involved in a head-on collision with a car and was
subsequently ejected from his motorcycle. He was
wearing a helmet but sustained a large head injury to the right side
and arrived via helicopter in cardio-respiratory distress.
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