Outsourced compounding services are a key component of most hospital pharmacies’ CSP production plans. Pharmacy is typically involved in both designing selection guidelines and overseeing contract review for their outsourced vendors. As most vendors engender high satisfaction ratings, there is strong customer loyalty in this marketplace.
Pharmacy is typically involved in the contract... Read more
Medication compounding is an essential service which requires significant oversight to meet regulatory and patient safety standards. Crucial to meeting these standards and maintaining a safe compounding program are designated decision makers with clearly outlined responsibilities, along with standardization across the hospital system. The absence of these components can lead to confusion due... Read more
Robot implementations remain concentrated in large teaching hospitals with a strong commitment to USP compliance. As expertise with this automation grows, these facilities are reaping additional benefits. This year saw a decrease in the number of staff assigned to manage the robots with a simultaneous expansion to running the robots on multiple shifts. Looking ahead, interest in this automation is... Read more
Pharmacy Purchasing & Products recently held a webinar entitled: USP <800> Compliance Update: A Sneak Peek at PP&P’s Latest Datapresented by Fred Massoomi, PharmD, BCSCP, FASHP The following questions were submitted by attendees. The webinar slides and full presentation can be downloaded at pppmag.com/webinars.
Q: When will USP <800> and NIOSH 2020 become finalized?... Read more