Comparison of USP <800> Gap Analysis Tools
April 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 4 - Page #12

The publication of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter <800> in February, 2016 establishes new standards for handling hazardous drugs (HDs) in health care settings.1 The primary focus of the chapter is ensuring employee and patient safety through proper receipt, storage, compounding, administration, and disposal of HDs. Many health care organizations will need to institute facility upgrades and establish new institutional policies and procedures (P&Ps) to achieve compliance with the regulations outlined in USP <800> by the enforcement deadline of July 1, 2018.

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