USP 800

The Pharmacy Times® USP 800 resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs in health care settings; ways to promote safety safety for both workers and patients; and environmental protection.

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Multiple pharmacies recently received letters from ESI stating that on behalf of TRICARE and the Defense Health Agency, ESI was recouping money for compound drug claims submitted in 2015.
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The Colorado business is expanding, offering animal and human compounding, as well as flu, hormone, pharmacogenomics, and strep testing.
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FDA recently released new temporary guidelines on non-standard PPE practices for sterile compounding by pharmacy compounders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Clearly identifying medications requiring special handling, such as those covered by USP <800>, is important for the safety of your staff and patients.
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The APhA’s program “Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis: An Open Forum Webinar Series for Pharmacists” addressed the new conditions, including that hand sanitizer is compounded according to the following formula consistent with World Health Organization recommendations.
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The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding created the tool to help address a need for drugs to treat patients with COVID-19.
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Check out these pre- and postimplementation checklists, which also help to justify the investment.
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Today we’re celebrating the work of Andrea Torres, CPhT, who works at Axtell Pharmacy in Pilot Point, Texas.
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Which ancient pharmacist created procedures that still influence today’s modern compounding practices?
 
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Steven C. Hoffart, PharmD, owner and operator of Magnolia Pharmacy in Magnolia, Texas, said his pharmacy had run out of prepared hand sanitizer when he saw a need for many people in his area.
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While not everything on this list is a law, they are all at least best practices and/or tips to most efficiently comply with a law or regulation, and to get your job done.
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Although they seem overwhelming, implementation of these best practices may improve long-term operational efficiency.