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USP <800> checkup: Where are you with implementation?
Pharmacy Times
As of February 1, it will be one year since USP <800> was finalized. This legislation has introduced several new requirements for pharmacies, and many pharmacists are wondering what steps can be taken to implement the requirements contained within.  READ MORE

USP <800> tips can be applied to home infusion
Pharmacy Practice News
As the roster of hospitals and integrated health networks offering home infusion services continues to grow, it is crucial to note that while U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) General Chapter <800> doesn’t specifically mention the home infusion setting, its safety requirements apply to all health care personnel who handle hazardous medications.  READ MORE

Facility and engineering controls using USP 800 guidelines

The implementation of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <800> “Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings” is a major part of the evolution and “new normal” influencing the future of the independent compounding pharmacy and healthcare facilities that take effect on July 1st, 2018.  READ MORE

USP 800: Navigating the new requirements for handling hazardous drugs
The Oncology Pharmacist
A clear set of standard operating procedures is at the heart of US Pharmacopeial Convention Chapter 800 (USP 800) compliance, according to Carol Yarrington, PharmD, BCOP, Oncology and Infusion Pharmacy Coordinator and Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.  READ MORE

The benefits of prefilled syringes
Pharmacy Practice News
Switching from vials to prefilled syringes can cut costs and improve patient safety, as recent studies and hospital practice have shown. At Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City, anesthesiologists have switched to prefilled syringes for some of their operating room (OR) medications with the intention of reducing the risk for errors and lowering drug expenditures.  READ MORE

Lowering the high cost of USP 800 compliance
The Oncology Nurse
Maintaining a clean room compliant with US Pharmacopeial Convention Chapter 800 (USP 800) can come with a significant price tag, but noncompliance can drive up costs to oncology practices and institutions. However, certain measures can contribute to the successful construction, renovation, and maintenance of hazardous drug sterile compounding spaces in an oncology setting.  READ MORE

The Joint Commission launches Medication Compounding Certification
Pain Medicine News
Many state legislatures and boards of pharmacy have enhanced and strengthened compounding regulations to improve patient safety and prevent errors. To support health care organizations in complying with these requirements, the Joint Commission has developed a new Medication Compounding Certification program.  READ MORE

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