- Nuclear Pharmacists Meet in
- Continuing education,
networking, recruiting, awards, fun, and fellowship were all
enjoyed by nuclear pharmacist attending the 2007 APhA Annual
Meeting in Atlanta. For photos and information about the
meeting click here.
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- Mallinckrodt Generators Return to
- On March 5, 2007
Mallinckrodt recalled all generators due to a failed sterility test.
successfully completed their revalidation process and met all of
their sterility assurance requirements. Mallinckrodt will return to
full production and shipping of their technetium Tc-99m generator on
Monday, April 2, for use on Tuesday, April 3. They will resume
limited production of generators for their pharmacies, Latin America
and Canada on Friday, March 30, and Sunday, April 1.
For more information see the Mallinckrodt FAQ
- ACMUI Seeks Nuclear
- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission is advertising for nominations for the position of
nuclear pharmacist on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses
of Isotopes. Nominations are due on or before May 29, 2007.
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