Compounding resources during COVID-19 pandemic
- May 18, 2020 – Operational Considerations for Sterile Compounding During COVID-19 Pandemic
- May 6, 2020 – USP Response to Shortages of Garb and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Low- and Medium-Risk Sterile Compounding
- April 29, 2020 - Compounding hand sanitizer information updated
- April 8, 2020 – USP Draft Compounded Preparation Monograph for Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Compounded Oral Suspension Available for Public Comment March 2 – July 31, 2020. Download and submit comments here.
- April 8, 2020 – View compounding hand sanitizer video
- May 26, 2020 – Update on stakeholder engagement activities related to beyond-use-date (BUD) provisions in General Chapters <795> & <797>
- March 12, 2020 – The Appeals Panel issues decisions on the Appeals to USP <795>, <797>, and <825>. Click here for more information.
- The currently official versions of General Chapter <795> (last revised in 2014) and General Chapter <797> (last revised in 2008) remain official.
- General Chapter <825> will become official on a new date to be determined by the Chemical Medicines 4 Expert Committee. The official date will allow at least another six-month implementation period.
- General Chapter <800> became official on December 1, 2019. General Chapter <800> remains informational and not compendially applicable.
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Millions of prescriptions are compounded by pharmacists, nurses, and doctors each year in the US to meet the unique needs of patients who otherwise may not have access to the required medicine in the right concentration or dosage. Understanding of the risks inherent in compounding and incorporating established USP standards into everyday practice is essential for patient safety.
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