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September 16, 2008

Compounding: Stay afloat in the muddy regulatory waters

Compounding drugs for animal patients is regulated by 50 different state boards of pharmacy and murky federal laws. Although compounded drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are allowed when approved drugs are not available or suitable for the intended use. Veterinarians should remember a few key things in order to stay safe and on the right side of the law. Potency, safety, efficacy and bioavailability are not guaranteedCompounding from bulk chemicals is in a “regulatory void”Compounds may only be distributed to the patient for which they were prescribedCompounding to make a cheaper version of an approved drug that already exists is illegal Use a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy when possible

The Veterinary Nurse Initiative: The Crux of the Debate

NAVTA launched its Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) in 2017, with the goal of promoting professional standards for education and expanding career potential for technicians. But the initiative has been somewhat controversial, and much of the VNI debate centers (and stalls) on the word nurse itself, even while VNI proponents say that is not the real focus of the initiative.

A Milligram of Prevention: Chemotherapy Safety for Technicians

If we have learned anything from the pandemic, it is that it is better to take significant precautions than to suffer grievous consequences. Risks and hazards surround us every day, so the precautions we take make a difference to our health and survival. This article describes the key things technicians should know about safety around chemotherapy drugs.

Surviving and Thriving: Ways to Boost Your Team’s Morale During Tumultuous Times

The inherent challenges of the veterinary profession have been compounded in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest. This article interviews veterinary professionals and wellness consultants about ways to boost morale in animal hospitals, nurture wellbeing for both leadership and support staff, and promote an inclusive culture.

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