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.

What can we help you find?
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
FDA recently released new temporary guidelines on non-standard PPE practices for sterile compounding by pharmacy compounders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
Clearly identifying medications requiring special handling, such as those covered by USP <800>, is important for the safety of your staff and patients.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
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.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding created the tool to help address a need for drugs to treat patients with COVID-19.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
Check out these pre- and postimplementation checklists, which also help to justify the investment.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
Today we’re celebrating the work of Andrea Torres, CPhT, who works at Axtell Pharmacy in Pilot Point, Texas.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
Which ancient pharmacist created procedures that still influence today’s modern compounding practices?
 
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
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.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
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.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
Although they seem overwhelming, implementation of these best practices may improve long-term operational efficiency.
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
A proposed FDA guidance could significantly impact veterinary practices and their ability to compound medicines for animal patients, according to a national survey.1
[[thumbnail_alt_text]]
The USP <800> is a set of practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) developed by the USP as a part of a compendium of standards related to the compounding of drugs.