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Latest News

  • * NEW * Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services (edition 5)
    Edition 5 of Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services is now available on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's web pages.  http://www.rpharms.com/unsecure-support-resources/quality-assurance-of-aseptic-preparation-services.asp?     ...
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    30/06/2016 by: Sharon Jackson
  • Class 4 Drug Alert 28/4/16
    Class 4 Drug Alert for Crestor (Provisacor) 5mg Tablets parallel imported by BR Lewis Incorrect strength tablets in pack  https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/crestor-5mg-tablets-parallel-imported-by-br-lewis-pharmaceuticals-ltd-originator-name-provisacor-rogue-blister-and-carton ...
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    29/04/2016 by: Sharon Jackson
  • Compatibility of two intrathecal drugs with microbial cassette filters
    The Stockport laboratory have conducted an investigation into the compatibility of two common intrathecal drugs, vancomycin and cytarabine, with microbial cassette filters (0.2um). Two brands of filters were tested (Surety and PALL) with compatible syringes (Surety and BD). Both filters showed no significant drug absorption and are considered compatible with vancomycin and cytarabine solutions. Two further drugs, methotrexate and hydrocortisone, are presently being investigated by the Liver...
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    11/03/2016 by: Global Admin
  • This month's Quality Matters
    March's issue of Quality Matters from the East of England contains: - Vaccine Issues - Desmopressin Patient Safety Alert - Valproate use in Pregnancy - Medac Etoposide Overlabelling - Novel use for Glacial Acetic Acid Quality Matters March 2016.pdf ...
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    07/03/2016 by: Sharon Jackson
  • Welcome !
    Welcome to the new QCNW website. This website will be used to keep you upto date with all the latest news from the QCNW and Regional QA team.  From 1st march 2016 we are live.  If you experience any difficulties in accessing parts of the website, please let us know using the contact form above. ...
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    01/03/2016 by: Global Admin
  • Class 2 Drug Alert 29/2/16
    Class 2 Drug Alert for metoclopramide 5mg/ml from AMCo. Incorrect information on outer carton.   https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/maxolon-5mg-ml-solution-for-injection-2ml-ampoules-pl-20072-0051         ...
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    29/02/2016 by: Sharon Jackson