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Containing Hazardous Drugs with CSTDs Focus of B. Braun Medical CE Symposium at ASHP

B. Braun sponsors symposium

BETHLEHEM, PA – December 2, 2016 — Experts will present a panel discussion on “Understand the Evidence and Requirements from USP <800> to the NIOSH Universal Testing Draft Protocol” at a B. Braun Medical Inc. sponsored symposium during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 51st Midyear Clinical Meeting. The symposium for continuing education credits will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the South Pacific J North Convention Center at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Featured speakers at the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) symposium include Jay Brown, Director of Pharmacy, Novant, NC; Paul Sessink, CEO Exposure Controls, Sweden; Ian Pengelly, Analytical Chemist, HSL, UK; and Alan Wilkinson, Director Biopharma Stability Testing Laboratory, UK.

“More than 540 B. Braun customers in the U.S. use OnGuard® CSTD, designed to help protect healthcare workers and meet USP <800> requirements,” said Joe Cleary, Group Product Director for Pharmacy Admixture at B. Braun.

“Unfortunately there’s a lot of misinformation in the marketplace regarding the regulations and how to interpret evidence,” he said. “Our mission is to ensure pharmacists get the facts to make objective purchasing decisions.”

From Dec. 5-7, B. Braun representatives at booth #1655 will demonstrate the use of the OnGuard CSTD, and scientists from Biopharma Stability Testing Laboratory will be available to answer questions on different CSTD testing approaches.

General Chapter <800>, Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare Settings, published in February 2016, was developed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Compounding Expert Committee to protect healthcare workers, including pharmacists, from residual exposure in healthcare settings. 

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