2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition

Concurrent Sessions—Pharmacy Workshop


Pharmacy Workshop


Supported by an educational grant from Hospira Worldwide, Inc. hospira

Thursday, April 26

pharmacy22-F. Surviving Drug Shortages and Effectively Managing Recalls



  • Consider the "perfect storm" of factors that contributed to the current drug shortage crisis—and grasp what is being done on a number of fronts to address it.
  • Gain critical insights into steps home infusion providers should—and should not—be taking to weather the drug shortage storm.
  • Identify the risks associated with drug shortages that can be proactively mitigated by a multi-disciplinary safety committee.

Faculty: Donald J. Filibeck, PharmD, MBA, National Director, Pharmacy Services, Critical Care Systems, Dublin, OH and Jamie Tharp, PharmD, Inventory & Distribution Manager, University of Michigan - HomeMed, Ann Arbor, MI

pharmacy26-G. Applying United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter <797> Standards to Procurement Strategies for Coping with Drug Shortages


  • Reflect upon the regulations governing compounding operations—recognizing the products and services essential for maintaining a state of vigilant compliance.
  • Investigate the multi-factorial considerations when contemplating outsourcing your compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
  • Walk through the development of a thorough request-for-proposal (RFP) document for outsourcing compounding services.

Faculty: Lou Diorio, RPh, Principal, LDT Health Solutions, Inc., Wayne, NJ

pharmacy30-H. Applying Drug Safety Strategies to Your Pharmacy Practice


  • Participate in a lively and interactive problem-solving discussion in which you will identify the solution to challenging drug shortage scenarios.
  • Learn from your peers, as you debate the best course of action to follow in several realistic examples.
  • Focus on the impact of critical thinking strategies in resolving a variety of pharmacy challenges.

Faculty: Caryn Bing, RPh, MS, FASHP, Clinical Services & Residency Program Manager, Critical Care Systems, Las Vegas, NV