Outsourced Compounding

May 2018 - Vol.15 No. 5 - Page #40
Category: Outsourced Compounding Services (503B)

Hospital pharmacies often look to capitalize on their outsourced vendor relationships to offset the challenges from increasingly severe and long lasting shortages. Outsourced vendor utilization rates continue to increase; three-quarters of all facilities now outsource at least some of their compounded sterile preparations.

While regulatory inspections and actions (including the issuance of Form 483s) are increasingly common, many facilities are unaware as to whether their vendor has undergone an inspection or received a Form 483 from the FDA. Nonetheless, satisfaction with vendors remains high and most facilities are content with their vendors’ responses to quality problems and regulatory actions.

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