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A Drug Diverter Comes Clean - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2017

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8 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 Daniel Cook | Executive Editor Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Take a Closer Look at Ophthalmic Compounded Drugs Here's what you can do to ensure the sterility, potency and purity of the outsourced injections you use in your facility. I f all you know about compounding pharmacies is what you've read in the news, recent headlines have probably left you shaken. After all, a compounding pharmacy prepared the epidural steroid injections for patients with back pain that led to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and sick- ened hundreds. And this year, a compounding pharmacy prepared the "dropless" steroid-antibiotic combinations that diminished the visual function of more than 40 patients who received the intravitreal • INJECTION TROUBLE A compounded steroid-antibiotic for- mulation may be the cause of vision loss in dozens of patients who underwent surgery at 2 Dallas-area surgery centers.

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