10Sep/18

10 Building Blocks of Compounding Safety

With the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP’s) General Chapter <797> set for release in the public this summer and USP <800> due in 2019, safe compounding, both sterile and non-sterile, fills the minds of pharmacists. There are some concerns in regard to perennial problems. However, Patricia Kienle, Rph, MPA, the director of accreditation and medication at Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions, and a member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee, shared 10 tactics to help pharmacists get up to speed. Kienle found during her speech these issues were due to the concerns “from the FDA, the Joint Commission or state boards of pharmacy during their site evaluations.” Here are some of her building blocks:

Make Sure the Pharmacy Staff Knows the USP Standards

A good rule of thumb is to subscribe to the USP Compounding Compendium, Any major compounding practitioners will be able to access all compounding-related General Chapters and … Read More