- CIS-US Decreases Shelf-Life
of Sulfur Colloid Kits
- Due to product testing results
of sulfur colloid kits, CIS issued in a change in the kit
expiration to 6 months. FDA has ruled that the product
does not need to be recalled because it does not risk patient
safety or product efficacy. CIS is the only manufacturer
of sulfur colloid in the U.S.
View the CIS customer notice.
- New Imaging Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
- Schering AG and Avid
Radiopharmaceuticals announced that they will collaborate to
develop a new compound to bind to the amyloid plaques in the
brain. This will utilize PET imaging for diagnostic
studies of patients with Alzheimer's Disease.
For more information....
- Protocol Drafted for
Standardized Media Fill Test
- USP <797> Pharmaceutical
Compounding-Sterile Preparations requires training and
evaluation of personnel aseptic technique through media fill
testing. There is a need for a standardized media fill
protocol for compounding injectable radiopharmaceutical unit
dosages. The purpose of the protocol is to field-test the
utility of a proposed media fill exercise for low-risk
compounding that will be supported by the nuclear pharmacist
Data Collection Record, and
Graphics Powerpoint documents are available for review. Please
email comments or questions to Rich Nickel, Nuclear Section
Call for Award Nominations
individuals and organizations that are making a difference in
pharmacy practice and/or research for recognition at the
APhA2007 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. You can nominate them
yourself or contact Rich Fejka, the Nuclear Section Awards Committee Chair, with
your suggestions or questions.
For more information...
- Election Slate Announced
- We applaud the following
individuals for stepping forward to offer their time and talents
to lead the APhA-APPM Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Section.
The slate for the upcoming fall elections are Executive Committee Member-at-Large:
Stephen Dragotakes, Medfield, MA & Duann Vanderslice, Jefferson PA.
(assuring a nuclear pharmacy presence on the executive
committee!) Nuclear Chair-elect: Michelle Beauvais,
Highland, MI & Steve Mattmuller, Kettering, OH. Nuclear Member-at-Large: Andrew Farrow, St.
Louis, MO & Vivian Loveless, Memphis, TN.
- NRC Invites Public Comment
- The Nuclear Regulatory
Commission is inviting public comment on the proposed new rule
for the NRC to regulate byproduct materials into their
regulatory framework. The
NRC Press Release and the
Proposed Rules are available for review.
Hollywood has often
totally misrepresented the facts about radiation
exposure and the dangers of working with radiation.
Hulk was supposedly created from the blast of a
Godzilla is the fictional creature created from
the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. One 1989 movie about the
Manhattan project including the dramatization of a
fatal radiation accident was
Fat Man and Little Boy (code names for the
atomic weapons dropped on Nagasaki & Hiroshima)
starring Paul Newman. For a list of actual
radiation accidents and events see the
New ! - Online
Nuclear Cardiologist Training
If BPS approved CE credit were offered at the APhA Annual Meeting
sessions for BCNP recertification would you be more likely to
here to vote
Results of the previous poll:
"How much experience with nuclear pharmacy did you have prior to
taking a job?" (103 votes)
Class or lectures in
pharmacy school: 15.5%
Senior rotation in a
nuclear pharmacy: 17.5%
Summer internship in a
nuclear pharmacy: 28.2%
A bone scan and a PET scan were
performed on a 66 year-old woman for follow-up evaluation of her
breast cancer. She has a history of radiation, chemotherapy
and bisphosphonate therapy of osteoporosis.
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