Pharmaceuticals

A <797> Rewritten with Patient Safety in Mind

Revised USP Standards for Compounding Sterile Preparations

Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Chair of USP's Compounding Expert Committee shares her thoughts and background information on proposed revisions to <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations. Compounding practitioners are encouraged to view and share comments on the changes online.

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Updating Quality Standards for Nuclear Medicine and Radioactive Materials

Revised USP Quality Standards for Radioactive Articles

Nuclear medicine and medical imaging, such as PET scans, have changed how many diseases (e.g., cancer, Alzheimer's) are evaluated and treated. Learn how USP is updating its standards to reflect “state-of-the-industry” practices in this field. 

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What is Compounding?

Preparing or mixing a drug

Compounding plays a critical role in treating and preventing disease when commercially available medicine is unsuitable. USP has developed standards for compounding practitioners since 1820, and presently provides three types of standards to help ensure quality compounded medicines.

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