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George Laurer, who designed the modern barcode, dies at 94

George Laurer, the electrical engineer who designed the modern barcode in the 1970s, has died at age 94. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well-lived. View two-minute video

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Push Is On to Make IV-WMS Universal

Gina Shaw

From Pharmacy Technology Report, March 12, 2020 In December 2014, a 65-year-old woman was at home in Bend, Ore., recovering from brain surgery she had recently undergone in Seattle. After experiencing bouts of anxiety, she went to the ER at a local hospital, where the doctor ordered IV administration of fosphenytoin, a low-risk antiseizure medication […]

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2019 and 2020: Optimistic? Pessimistic? It’s All Relative

Marie Rosenthal and David Bronstein

From Pharmacy Practice News, 30 December 2019 That top level of quality is critical, especially in IV compounding, added Mark Neuenschwander, the founding director of THRIV, an organization advocating for accuracy in IV medication preparation. “The surest way for hospitals to maintain IV sterility and achieve IV accuracy” is to purchase products in ready-to-use formulations […]