Navigation Links
Quality of compounded medicines supported by new standards
Date:1/29/2010

Rockville, Md., January 29, 2010 To further protect the safety of patients taking individually prepared medications, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has developed new and revised quality guidelines for pharmacists who compoundor individually preparethese life-saving drugs. As the use of compounded medicines has grown in recent years, the need for clear and rigorous standards to help ensure these preparations are of high quality and purity has become increasingly important. USP has long had such standards, but is now proposing updates and new content for General Chapter Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding <1163>. USP is seeking comments on these proposed revisions from compounding pharmacists and other interested parties.

According to Shawn Becker, R.N., USP's director of healthcare quality standards, "If a medicine is not commercially available, the only way a patient can get it is for the doctor to prescribe an individually compounded preparation. This happens frequently, for example, with pediatric or geriatric medicines, with drugs that treat unusual conditions, or when a patient is allergic to dyes or other ingredients in the manufactured medicine. The safety, quality and benefit of these compounded medications depend on correct ingredients and calculations, precise measurements and good pharmaceutical judgment. The updated USP guidelines are a key step in helping to ensure that vulnerable patients get the best quality medicines."

All existing content in the Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding General Chapter was reviewed and updated. Entirely new content includes sections on training; physical testing of dosage units; weight and volume assessment; cleaning and disinfecting; containers, packaging, repackaging and storage; and outsourcing. The procedures in this chapter apply to compounded medicines intended for both human and veterinary use.


'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Provan
lnp@usp.org
301-816-8268
US Pharmacopeia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
2. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
3. Poor indoor air quality means poorer health for patients with COPD
4. Kingfisher Healthcare (KFH) Achieves World Class Quality Platform
5. Exempla Healthcare Contracts For Talismans Quality Donor System
6. Study finds primary care depression treatment often does not follow quality guidelines
7. Income inequality associated with overnourishment and undernourishment in India
8. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
9. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
10. Bridgetech Announces Addition of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as Content Provider in its Development of a Healthcare Web Portal in China
11. 7th Annual Quality Conference: 2 Days to Lock in Discounted Rate at The Ritz-Carlton
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... It has just been announced ... speaker for five events throughout the month of May. , Uldrich is the author ... news outlets. He also frequently appears on the Science Channel’s FutureScape and Discovery Channel’s ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ProElectric Cartoon is a package of 30 hand-drawn ... from a variety of electric styles including zap, sizzles, and more. Easily alter the ... blur, three dimensional rotation, and much more. ProElectric Cartoon’s simplistic style makes it the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... As directed by its board ... (HAP) issues its full support to allow certified nurse practitioners (CNP) to practice to ... have worked under such supervision for three years and 3,600 hours. , In addition, ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... traditions of innovation by partnering with college students at University of Colorado in ... CU-Boulder senior level advertising campaigns class in the School of Journalism, who selected ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... ... Eating Recovery Center’s Insight Behavioral Health Center (ERC Insight) , a ... eating disorder program under a new name: Eating Recovery Center, Chicago (ERC Chicago). ERC ... , To celebrate, ERC Chicago will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 Treato , the ... announced today that it has been named a Cool ... in Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies , ... focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart machine ... doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information.   ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Dr. Vivek Ahuja , ... Ste phen Schmidt ... of cloud-based software solutions for life sciences, today announced key new ... wealth of insight to a growing business.  This will bolster the ... George Phillips joined ArisGlobal in the position of Vice President ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... N.J. , April 28, 2016   Acsis ... today announced that leading IT market research and advisory ... " in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and ... 2016).  The report provides an assessment of the capabilities ... track and trace software market. Logo - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: