Healthcare Quality & Safety

The quality of medicine and how it’s delivered to patients is fundamental to treating illness and maintaining health. We help build the safety net across the drug industry and healthcare system, establishing standards to help ensure medicine is of the highest quality from the time it’s manufactured until the moment someone takes it. We not only provide standards for what goes into a medicine and how it’s named and labeled, but also to help ensure that once it’s in the hands of a healthcare team, it’s prepared and handled safely. In addition, our standards for clear prescription labeling help patients take their medicines correctly, so they can improve and protect their health.

USP Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Standards Information, updates, and resources for the safe handling of hazardous drugs.

USP General Chapter <800> provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients, and the environment.

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Stay informed and updated on our Drug Classification Resources:


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Medication Safety Standards

Information, updates and resources for
Medication Safety Standards: