The Importance of Consistency and Compliance to Meet the Increasing Demand for Nonsterile Compounding

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Pharmacy Times, November 2017 Cough, Cold, & Flu, Volume 83, Issue 11

This activity is supported by an education grant from CutisPharma.

The Importance of Consistency and Compliance to Meet the Increasing Demand for Nonsterile Compounding

FACULTY

Loyd V. Allen, Jr, BS, MS, PhDEditor-in-ChiefInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical CompoundingEditor-in-ChiefRemington: The Science and Practice of PharmacyProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry and PharmaceuticsUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City, Oklahoma

MEDICAL WRITING AND EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Rachel L. Brown, PharmD, MPH Abingdon, Virginia Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the trends contributing to the growing need for compounding services, such as the aging Baby Boomer generation and demand for individualized patient care
  • Apply compounding regulations and guidelines outlined in Section 503A and USP 795
  • Compare recent studies indicating a lack of compliance and consistency in compounding and the risks to patient safety these issues present
  • Identify strategies and tools that pharmacists may use to simplify compounding practices and improve compliance, particularly regarding conditions such as Clostridium difficile colitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease

​​​​​​​TARGET AUDIENCE: Pharmacy directors and staff pharmacists practicing in retail and health-system pharmacies

ACTIVITY TYPE: Application

RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2017

EXPIRATION DATE: December 12, 2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours

FEE: This lesson is offered for free at pharmacytimes.org

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