Pharmacy Week is fast approaching on October 20-26, 2019. Prairie Health Ventures wishes all Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy staff a very happy Pharmacy week and we acknowledge the invaluable contributions that you make to the profession.

USP Compounding UPDATE

On September 23, 2019 the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) notified stakeholders that it is postponing the official effective dates of several new and revised standards pertaining to pharmaceutical handling until further notice while it reviews appeals to the standards. The standards include general chapters <795> (Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations), <797> (Pharmaceutical Compounding –Sterile Preparations), and <825> (Radiopharmaceuticals –Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging).

USP <800> (Hazardous Drugs Handling in Healthcare Settings) is not subject to an appeal, but will not be applicable while the appeals process for the other chapters is occurring.  USP <800> will remain official, but only informational and will not be applicable until the appeals process is complete.

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