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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Although they seem overwhelming, implementation of these best practices may improve long-term operational efficiency.
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A proposed FDA guidance could significantly impact veterinary practices and their ability to compound medicines for animal patients, according to a national survey.1
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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.
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Members of the former International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists voted in November 2019 to change the association’s name to the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding.
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Those who handle hazardous drugs on a regular basis should follow steps to minimize exposure.
 
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Health System Pharmacists Should Think About the Implications of Acquiring and Dispensing These Compounded Products.
 
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According to the affiliation agreement, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices will be an ECRI Institute subsidiary when the transaction closes in January, 2020.
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The South Carolina business serves its community with compounding, medication adherence packaging, and free delivery and shipping.
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The FDA has awarded a cooperative agreement grant to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to develop a 3-year pilot project for a data-sharing system to improve oversight of compounding pharmacies.
 
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Two lawsuits against the FDA have been resolved in a conclusion favorable to Endo International, which argued that vasporessin should be excluded from the agency’s compounding list.
 
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Many critics have accused Oliver of oversimplifying a complex issue.
 
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The Job Descriptions From USP Include Attention to Detail, Communication, and Leadership Skills Within a Compounding Facility