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    The 20-20-20 Rule and Eye Strain

    People who look at screens a lot of the day – whether a computer, smartphone, TV, won’t “ruin their eyes,” – but they can develop eye strain that is uncomfortable,...

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    Study: Cataract Surgery Lowers Dementia Risk

    A prospective, longitudinal cohort study has found that cataract surgery is associated with a significant reduced risk of dementia.

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    UK Study: Alcohol Consumption and Cataract Risk

    A research study conducted in England found that low to moderate alcohol use is associated with a lower risk of cataracts, the cloudy patches on the eye that impair sight.

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    Cigarette Smoking and Age Related Macular Degeneration

    Some 34 million American adults smoke cigarettes, according to the American Cancer Society. Over the last several decades, smoking rates have declined, from 42% in 1965 to 14% in 2019.

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    Laser Correction Procedures Increase in Wake of COVID-19

    An unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the surge in vision correction surgeries, reports the Refractive Surgery Council.

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    Glaucoma and Diabetes

    “Glaucoma is a general term used to describe a group of eye disorders that damage the optic nerve.”(1) While there are different forms of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma is by far...

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    National Caregivers Month

    President Biden has proclaimed November as National Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the important role of family caregivers and thank them for the invaluable care they provide.

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    Music Intervention Prior to Cataract Surgery

    Can music play a role in calming patients and preventing a spike in blood pressure? A randomized clinical trial, conducted at the Cochin Hospital in Paris, set out to answer...

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    Eye Dominance

    Just as people have a dominant hand we use for writing and holding utensils, most of us have a dominant eye.(1) The dominant eye is not necessarily the best seeing...

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    Cataracts and Night Driving

    One of the first symptoms of cataracts is trouble seeing in dim lighting. This is due to a loss of contrast sensitivity.(1) As the cataract worsens, there are additional symptoms,...

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    Ophthalmology Group Marks Eye Injury Prevention Month

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) marks October as Eye Injury Prevention month, with the goal of promoting eye safety for children and adults.

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    Ingrown Toenails: Prevention Tips and Treatment

    Ingrown toenails, or onychogryphosis, occur when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh.

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    Retina Specialists Launch Education Campaign

    The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) has launched a new initiative, “See For A Lifetime,” to raise awareness and action around retinal diseases that each year put millions at...

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    LET Gel Use in Adults

    Skin lacerations account for 8.2% of trips to the Emergency Department in the U.S.(1) The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostatic closure and avoid infection while optimizing cosmetic...

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    Study Examines Cataract Surgery and Car Accidents

    Car accidents are considered multifactorial in cause, with driver error a contributing factor in most. About one person in 50 will be involved in a car accident in the average...

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    Study Shows Link Between Poor Sleep and Glaucoma

    A recent cross-sectional study including over 6,700 subjects investigated the relationship between glaucoma and sleep. Participants responded to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, responding to questions about sleep duration,...

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    Study Suggests Exercise Helps Prevent Eye Disease

    A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests that regular exercise can prevent or slow the development of macular degeneration.

  • Study Reports on Safety, Efficacy of Bevacizumab Biosimilar Stivant®

    A research study including 351 patients (385 eyes) at Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran, September 2018 to February 2019, studied the use of the intravitreal injection of the bevacizumab biosimilar Stivant®.

  • Study Indicates Bevacizumab Biosimilar Safe and Effective For Retinal Neovascular Conditions

    A 2017 study at various eye care centers in India was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of intravitreal injection of a bevacizumab biosimilar for different retinal neovascular conditions.

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    Haiti Mission Strives to Prevent Blindness

    Here at Edge Pharma, we were very pleased to learn of the success of the most recent Haiti Eye Mission trip to Pignon, Haiti.

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    Biosimilars in the News

    Biosimilars are an important topic in U.S. health care news in the summer of 2021. July 9, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to promote competition in the American economy.

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    Eating Right For Sight

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology states “foods rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are linked to lower risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD),...

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    Povidone-Iodine and Prevention of Endophthalmitis

    New treatments for eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and choroidal neovascularization have in recent years led to an increase in intravitreal injections.

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    Myopia Another Ramification of COVID-19

    Add myopia (near-sightedness) to the long list of consequences of the COVID-19 virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that the increased time children spent indoors over the last year,...

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    Tips for the Back-to-School Dental Checkup

    The American Dental Association urges parents to make the back-to-school dental checkup as early as possible, as the late August rush may make it hard to get in.

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    Dentists Report Increase in Stress-Related Dental Issues

    U.S. dentists saw a marked increase in stress-related oral health conditions since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a poll conducted the Health Policy Institute.

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    Eyelid Skin Cancer Prevention

    Ultraviolet light is damaging not only to the eyes, but to the “thinnest and most sensitive skin on the body,” – the eyelid.

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    Oral Vancomycin and Prevention of C. diff

    Clostridiodes difficile infection (C. diff) is one of the most common healthcare-associated infections in the U.S., leading to 29,300 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.(1) A...

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    Women’s Urological Health

    May is Women’s Health Month and the Urology Care Foundation, the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation, is working to raise awareness of urological conditions that mostly affect women, such...

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    LET Gel Initiative Effective in Urban Hospital

    A recent initiative to help a large urban pediatric emergency department handle the pain of lacerations had success that was both measurable and sustainable.

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    Dilated Eye Exams Critical for Maintaining Eye Health

    Dilated eye exams are important, not only to check for vision, but to screen for a number of eye conditions, including glaucoma, retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.(1)

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    COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

    It has been established that different types of viral and bacterial infections, such as measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis, can lead to hearing loss.(1) However, “older coronaviruses that triggered epidemics,...

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    Scheduling Cataract Surgery

    Generally, ophthalmic surgeons in the U.S. perform 3.6 million cataract surgeries annually. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cataract surgeries decreased by 97% according to a study released by...

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    Asthma – On the Rise in the U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that in the U.S. about one in 12 people have asthma. The numbers are increasing.

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    How to Deal With Zoom Dysmorphia

    Zoom dysmorphia is defined as a negative perception of one’s self-image when on a video meeting.

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    Dealing with Anxiety in Cataract Patients

    Cataract removal is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. Each year, some 3.6 million Americans undergo cataract surgery.(1) The success rate for the surgery is close to...

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    Jumper’s knee: Causes and Treatment Options

    Patellar tendinitis or “Jumper’s knee” is a common source of pain most often seen in younger athletes who participate in sports with frequent jumping – think volleyball and basketball.

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    Women At Higher Risk for Vision Loss, Blindness

    The National Eye Institute reports that two out of three people living with blindness or vision loss are women.

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    COVID-19 and Timely Management of Skin Cancers

    The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching in all areas of healthcare. “For many specialties outside the scope of direct COVID-19 treatment, precautions, protocols, and fears led to...

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    Sun Protection – Remember Your Eyes

    While being in natural light is healthy for a number of reasons, sunlight can also be damaging to the eyes.

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    Swimmer’s Ear: Symptoms and Prevention

    Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal. While it affects people of all ages, rates are highest in young people between the ages of...

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    Sports Eye Injuries – Get Help Right Away

    Emergency departments in the U.S. treat almost 30,000 sports-related eye injuries each year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Some injuries may seem minor early on but are serious.

  • Capstone Health Alliance and Mvasi™

    Edge Pharma, an FDA registered 503B Outsourcing Facility, has entered into an agreement with Capstone Health Alliance to provide Capstone’s 300 member hospitals with Edge’s unit-dose repackaged Mvasi™ (Bevicizumab-awwb) syringes.

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    Dealing with Eye Allergies

    Dealing with Eye Allergies

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    When Spring – and Pollen – Are In The Air

    Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) affects some 35 million people in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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    Eye Safety in the Pharmaceutical World

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that each day 2,000 people in the U.S. sustain an eye injury at work that requires treatment.

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    Methacholine Challenge Test and COVID

    A Methacholine Challenge Test is typically performed when asthma is suspected but traditional testing methods have not been conclusive.

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    Back to Sports and …. Ingrown Toenails

    The resuming of afterschool sports and activities is welcome news for millions of young people across the U.S.

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    Age-related Macular Degeneration and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness for Americans over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control.(1) There are two...

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    When Your Pet Makes You Sneeze!

    Allergies to dogs and cats are very common, affecting as many as three in 10 people in the U.S.

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    Tattoo Removal

    One-quarter of people with tattoos regret getting them, according to a Harris Poll.(1) The poll also sought the reasons people regret getting tattooed. Common reasons include:

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    Alum and Nonsterile to Sterile Compounding

    When Dr. Joe Kummer, Vice President of Engineering and Marketing at Edge Pharma, attended the American Society of Health System Pharmacists conference two years ago, he had a question.

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    Valentine’s Day and Allergies

    If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration and your significant other has allergies, do some planning ahead, to make sure everyone stays safe, cautions the American College of Allergy, Asthma...

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    Anesthesia for Cosmetic Procedures

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that of the over 15 million cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S.

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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, which is a portion of the retina. The condition is common, and is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness for people...

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    Nonsterile Compounded Medications For Hospitals

    Nonsterile compounded medications encompass many different products that providers turn to in treating a wide range of medical issues.

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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels that damage the blood vessels in the retina. The blood vessels may leak, or they may close.

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    Medications and Stability

    The welcome news of potential COVID-19 vaccines has included information about storage requirements, bringing to the forefront the critical nature of temperature and its effect on the potency of medicine.

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    Vancomycin Discovery

    Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928 is considered one of the greatest milestones in the history of modern medicine.

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    Povidone Iodine and Allergies

    Povidone Iodine (PI) is the surgical scrub solution preferred by most ophthalmologists, according to the American Society of Ophthalmic Nurses.(1) PI has been widely used since 1991, when a surgical...

  • Closed System Transfer Devices Important Component of USP 800 Compliance

    USP 800 standards are critical for healthcare facilities throughout the country. The standards were developed by US Pharmacopeia to help ensure the safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the...

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    The story of EDTA chelation

    The story of EDTA chelation – a common procedure in ophthalmic practices – begins in Switzerland in 1892, with a brilliant young man presenting a revolutionary theory for his doctoral...

  • Shugarcaine

    The medicine with a curious name – Shugarcaine -- was the first anesthesia developed for use inside the eye.

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    The Salt City

    Edge Pharma’s sales, marketing, and customer service teams are headquartered in Syracuse, in the rolling hills of Central New York State, between the Finger Lakes and the Adirondack Mountains.

  • Effect of norepinephrine dosage on mortality in patients with septic shock

    Click the link to read an interesting article published in February 2018 in the Journal of Intensive Care entitled, "Effect of Norepinephrine Dosage on Mortality in Patients with Septic Shock."...

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    Allergy Vial Labels

    Accurate and clearly printed allergy vial labels are important for patient safety, compliance with USP guidelines, and liability exposure of the practice.

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    Edge Expects Continued Strong Growth

    Serving thousands of hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics nationwide, Edge Pharma continues to rapidly grow. With product lines spanning 14 medical specialties, almost 100 standard products, a comprehensive suite of...

  • Safety and efficacy of intravesical alum for intractable hemorrhagic cystitis

    Click the link to read a Mayo Clinic study entitled, “Safety and Efficacy of Intravesical Alum for Intractable Hemorrhagic Cystitis: A Contemporary Evaluation.” This study identified patients given intravesical alum...

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    Colchester, Vermont

    Edge Pharma’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in historic Colchester, Vermont, in the picturesque Northwest corner of the state.

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    William Chatoff, CEO Edge Pharma

    Perseverance, along with a liberal dose of curiosity, seem to be driving influences in the career of Edge Pharma CEO William Chatoff, a licensed pharmacist and nuclear pharmacist.

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    503B Outsourcing

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s understandable that there is an increased focus on all aspects of our healthcare system – including patient care, providers, healthcare facilities, medicines,...

  • Coronavirus Response from Edge Pharma

    In the past few weeks, the news of the spread and extent of the novel coronavirus has been alarming and sobering.

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    Endophthalmitis Overview

    Almost 30 million Americans are affected by cataracts, and with the aging of the population, that number is projected to rise dramatically within the next few decades.

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    Sterile Alum Solution is now in stock

    Sterile Concentrated Alum Solution is now in stock and ready to ship from Edge Pharma. For any hospital pharmacy currently struggling with nonsterile to sterile compounding of this important medication,...

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    Sterile Glycerin 99% Injection and Sterile Phenol 6% Injection Now Available

    Edge Pharma is excited to announce the availability of two new products: Sterile Glycerin 99% Injection and Sterile Phenol 6% Injection.

  • See international

    Edge Pharma is excited to support a great organization called See International

    Edge Pharma is excited to support a great organization called See International, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness in underserved locations around the world.

  • Edge Pharma is excited to announce the acquisition of Edge Pharmaceuticals

    Edge Pharma, LLC, a leader in providing allergy immunotherapy solutions, is excited to announce the acquisition of Florida-based Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

  • Edge Pharma is preparing an ANDA submission for FDA approval of methacholine chloride

    Edge Pharma, one of the leaders in 503B pharmaceutical outsourcing, is excited to announce that it is preparing the required ANDA submissions to the FDA for approval of a generic...

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    New Allergy Treatment Program Aims to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Healthcare Costs

    Edge is excited to announce an investment in Xtract Solutions, an allergy software solution provider based in Beaverton, Oregon.

  • Edge Pharmacy Services Sponsoring Ophthalmic Anesthesiology Conference

    Edge Pharmacy Services is excited to once again be the main conference sponsor for the upcoming Ophthalmic Anesthesiology Society meeting in Chicago on September 28-30.

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    New Revised USP 797 Allergy Compounding

    On July 27 USP released a new proposed revision to the 797 sterile compounding guidelines. In particular, there are substantial changes being implemented to allergy immunotherapy treatment set compounding.

  • Edge Brings New Unit-Dose Pharmaceutical Products to Canada

    Edge Pharmacy Services, LLC, is excited to announce that it has acquired Apolab ULC of Mississauga, Ontario.

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    Edge Pharmacy Services Expansion Update #5

    Our new state of the art cleanroom is undergoing finishing touches and will be ready very soon! This cleanroom includes full six degree-of-freedom robotic automation, which will allow us to...

  • One Needle, One Syringe, One Time Campaign

    A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigating the prevalence of reusing syringes, needles, and vials for multiple patients was recently published and brings...