USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings

USP General Chapter provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) considers a drug to be hazardous if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics in humans or animals: carcinogenicity, teratogenicity
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Background on USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding

Millions of medications are compounded each year in the US to meet the unique needs of patients. Compounding provides access to medication for patients who may not be able to use commercially available formulations due to dosing requirements, allergies or rare diseases. Medications that are required to be sterile include those administered through injection, intravenous
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