Outsourced Compounding

April 2018 : State of Pharmacy Compounding - Vol.15 No. 4 - Page #40
Category: Outsourced Compounding Services (503B)

Outsource utilization has reached an all-time high; three-quarters of all facilities now outsource at least some of their compounded preparations. And yet, this marketplace continues to experience some variable trends. The increase in regulatory scrutiny has led to a growing number of recalls, which, in turn, has prompted some hospital pharmacies to reduce the volume of CSPs that they outsource. Simultaneously, the intense spate of product shortages has led many facilities to turn to their outsourced vendors to source products on shortage.

Ultimately, hospital pharmacy has been quite satisfied with their vendors’ responses to regulatory actions, and is increasingly likely to expand their outsourcing volume in the near term.


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