For those who own, operate or design hospital pharmacies and privately owned pharmaceutical compounding facilities, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention standards USP 795, Pharmaceutical Compounding — Nonsterile Preparations, are lesser known, but still important, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
USP 795 had governed non-sterile compounding of both hazardous and nonhazardous drugs. USP 800 now governs the hazardous compounding.
There are three categories of non-sterile compounding: Simple, moderate and complex.
This standard does have wide applicability, since non-sterile compounding of non-sterile drugs is performed widely by both hospital pharmacies and private pharmaceutical compounding facilities, the article said.
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