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Utilize Our USP <800> Webinars!
September 2018 - Vol. 15 No. 9 - Page #1
Compliance with USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings is expected by December 1, 2019. While 13 months may seem like plenty of time, many facilities are well on their way. Consider the single step of construction permit processing, which is a common necessity for USP <800> compliance—simply acquiring the proper permits can take months. Fortunately, there are several resources available to guide you through the necessary steps toward compliance.

Webinars have become an excellent mode of didactic instruction in pharmacy best practices, and we are proud to offer a series of presentations that can help initiate a compliance program, avoid costly missteps, and maximize the time remaining before the December 1, 2019 deadline.

The most recent webinar—Cleanroom Design Under <800>: Preparing for Construction—in our series featuring Jim Wagner (an expert in controlled environments), shares construction advice regarding often overlooked topics, such as ceiling height requirements, placement of air flow volume dampers, sprinkler head requirements, and managing mandatory HEPA-filter leak testing. Further, Jim contributed additional webinars in 2017 on Cleanroom Certification for <800>, Becoming <800> Inspection-ready, and HVAC Essentials for <800> Compliance.

You are welcome to attend our next webinar on essential USP <800> processes scheduled for this month:

Engineering Control Options Under <800>

Friday, September 21, 1:00-1:20pm EST

Led by Bryan W. Prince, MBA

We hope you will join us live ( and use the slides available after each webinar to bolster your USP <800> compliance projects (

As experts on the impact of hazardous medications, pharmacy directors assume the grave responsibility of guarding pharmacy staff from undue exposure. Methods for doing so effectively are detailed in USP <800>, but the onus is on each pharmacy to embrace those methods and ensure they are properly instilled. Pharmacy Purchasing & Products intends to aid in this endeavor wholeheartedly.

All the best,

R. Mitchell Halvorsen


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