Getting Ready for USP 800: What Your Hospital Pharmacy Needs to Know

  |  January 17, 2019

While regulations for sterile compounding have been around for decades, many hospital pharmacies around the country are now faced with a new compliance challenge: USP 800. USP 800 was initially proposed in 2015 and officially goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2019. Unlike the current standards set by USP 797, which are generally designed to... Read More

Five Steps to an Effective Hospital Safety Committee

  |  January 10, 2019

Whether chairing your hospital’s safety committee or participating as a member, many of us struggle to energize our committees and to keep momentum. The value your safety committee holds for the organization depends upon many factors, but there are some common themes to effective safety committees. An active and effective safety committee is an integral... Read More

Sterile Drug Compounding Contamination: What Facility Managers Need to Know and How to Maintain Compliance

  |  July 30, 2018

The most widely publicized sterile drug compound contamination outbreak was traced back to the New England Compounding Center in 2012. This outbreak led to more than 800 cases and 64 deaths. The direct cause of these infections was fungal contamination of methylprednisolone that led to the development of fungal meningitis. Perhaps the most shocking detail... Read More