Practices to Drive Effective Cleaning

Practices to Drive Effective Cleaning

Despite the fact that USP <797> was published in 2008 and 2019 (the 2019 version has been returned to the Expert Committee for reevaluation), many pharmacists continue to pose questions about the intricacies of compliance with the Chapter. In this article, which is Part 2 of a 3-Part series, the authors identify and discuss specific cleaning...

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USP and Other Resources to Protect Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
MSDSonline

There are already hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and as the pandemic continues, it places unprecedented demands on medical professionals. Let's take a look at some of the resources we can use to protect healthcare workers during this unprecedented and challenging time.

Sterile Compounding In the Time of COVID-19
Pharmacy Practice News

FDA inspectors continue to keep a close eye on 503A compounding pharmacies, ensuring that every effort is taken to minimize the risk for drug contamination. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a few wrinkles, particularly as a result of shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE).

Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings
USP

In accordance with the Rules and Procedures of the 2015–2020 Council of Experts, the Compounding Expert Committee (CMP EC) revised General Chapter Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings to clarify that for the purposes of the chapter, the term “antineoplastic” is intended to refer to antineoplastic hazardous drugs (HDs) included in Table 1 of the most current National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) list.

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Coping With COVID-19, USP Delays
Pharmacy Practice News

If you're bringing your cleanroom up to the new USP and standards, Jerry Siegel, PharmD, the vice president and managing partner of Safe Medication Management Associates Inc., is a leading expert to call. So, we asked him about where things stand as the USP chapters go live - or prepare to, given their recent delays and COVID-19-related disruptions.

Home Infusion Therapy: What Pharmacists Should Know
Drug Topics

Pharmacist-led home infusion centers are making it easier for patients to access long-term therapy without enduring protracted hospital stays. Not only does it enable patients to more quickly resume their normal activities, but home infusion can be more cost effective than a long hospital stay and reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.

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