USP Compounding Standards & Resources
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USP compounding standards help compounding practitioners adhere to widely acknowledged, scientifically sound procedures and practices, and facilitate the delivery of consistent and good-quality prepared medicines to patients.
State Boards of Pharmacy may adopt USP compounding standards into their regulations.
- New - May 2016 Update on Revisions to USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations
- Notice of Intent to Revise: General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings (Posted 15–Apr–2016; Updated 29–Apr-2016)
- Publication Correction: USP Compounding Compendium (posted 05–Feb–2016)
- Frequently Asked Questions: Compounding (posted 13–Jan–2014; updated 25–Sep–2015)
- Compounded Preparations Title Change (posted 29–Aug–2014)
- Proposed General Chapter <1160> Pharmaceutical Calculations in Prescription Compounding (posted 25–Apr–2014)
- <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Nonsterile Preparations: Revision Bulletin (posted 22–Nov–2013; official 01–Jan–2014)
<797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations
- Open-Microphone Web Meeting (posted 09–Oct–2015)
- Notice of Intent to Revise: <797> (posted 25–Sep–2015)
- Frequently Asked Questions: <797> (updated 01–Feb–2016)
<800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings
- Notice of Intent to Revise: General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings (15–Apr–2016)
- Commentary for General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings (posted 01–Feb–2016)
- Frequently Asked Questions: <800> (updated 15–Sep–2016)
- Read about proposed <797> revisions in this Quality Matters blog by Compounding Expert Committee Chair Gigi Davidson.
- What is Compounding? Learn more about USP's role in this Quality Matters blog.
- Read article "Strength and Stability Testing for Compounded Preparations"
- Legal Considerations
- Public Health Webinar
- Collaborative Partnerships
- American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
- Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
- International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)
- National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
- National Home Infusion Association (NHIA)
- National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
- Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)
USP–NF General Chapters
- <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations
- <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Nonsterile Preparations
- <1160> Pharmaceutical Calculations in Prescription Compounding
- <1163> Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding
- <1176> Prescription Balances & Volumetric Apparatus
Compliance with General Chapter <797> requires the use of other General Chapters, which are available in the publication "USP Compounding Compendium" for purchase.