Brought to you by Nuclear Education Online (NEO)                    Volume 4, No. 1              March 2006

APhA 2006 Activities
Nuclear pharmacists enjoyed a great meeting in San Francisco last week.  Good CE, renewing old friendships, meeting new faces, and honoring our colleagues were the highlights of the meeting.  Jim Cooper (right) was honored with the William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice.   
Pictures highlighting meeting activities.
 
NANP Newsletter
The National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies is an organization that works on issues important to the nuclear pharmacy industry.  You will find their recent newsletter very informative.  NANP Newsletter.
 
Myoview Recall - March 24, 2006
GE Healthcare has recalled two lots of Myoview due to sterility concerns.  Please check your inventory.  Recall notice.
 
Return of Mallinckrodt Generators
Mallinckrodt has announced that effective April 5 they will restart manufacturing and distribution of their technetium generator.  Mallinckrodt voluntarily recalled generators on November 18, 2005 as a result of sterility issues in the generator production process.  Mallinckrodt announcement.
 
Nuclear Pharmacy e-Community Launched
APhA recently created an internet-based forum or "e-Community" for nuclear pharmacy.  Stay in touch with nuclear issues and sign-up for section committees.  Just login at www.pharmacist.com with your username and password and then click "e-Communities" in the right text box.  This service is only available to APhA members, so this is just another good reason to join APhA.

Regulatory Update

  • USP 797 proposed revision is coming out in May.
  • NRC proposed NARM rules are due out
  • FDA (CDER) is currently reviewing feedback on the proposed PET cGMP rules proposed.
UNM Nuclear Pharmacy CE
Volume 12 of the University of New Mexico continuing education series will be released this summer.  Notices will be sent to subscriber email addresses.  To subscribe or update your contact information please go to http://hsc.unm.edu/pharmacy/radiopharmacyCE/

Apr 7-9 Southwestern Chapter SNM, Albuquerque, NM
Apr 7-9 Mid-Eastern Chapter SNM, Baltimore MD
Apr 21-22 New England Chapter Technologist Section, Hartford, CT
May 5-6 PET-CT Imaging 2006 Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 3-7 SNM Annual Meeting, San Diego
March 16-19, 2007 2007 APhA Meeting in Atlanta, GA
 

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Common Radiation Exposures

One Coast-to-Coast Airline Flight ...3mrem
Natural US Bkg Radiation 150-300mrem/yr
Chest X-ray A/P view.......15-25 mrem/view
Chest X-ray Lateral view....50-65mrem/view
Mammography.......................40-80 mrem
Bone scan................................550 mrem
PET only scan........................1000 mrem
CT scan ........................2000-6000 mrem

Reference: Univ. of Washington

 

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Response to the previous poll:  In your practice, how often are pharmacists consulted for their clinical knowledge or expertise in radiation safety or regulatory matters? (45 votes)

>10 times per week    24.4%
5-10 times per week    22.2%
1-5 times per week   15.6%
Almost never   15.6%

A 72 year old man, who on routine followup for his Crohn's disease, was found  to be more anemic than usual.....Continued

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