Budgeting & Renovation

April 2022 : State of Pharmacy Compounding - Vol.19 No. 4 - Page #8

Pharmacy’s ongoing strong commitment to USP compliance means a majority of facilities are operating in cleanrooms that are less than 5 years old. This commitment to renovation typically encompasses the entire pharmacy and not just the compounding complex. While renovations are widespread, getting the budget allocated for these updates remains a challenging task for most facilities. It is important to include both regulatory deadlines and benchmarking data as part of the renovation budget proposals.

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Despite the ongoing challenges from COVID, pharmacy renovations increased this year with a strong focus on USP compliance. Just under 60% of all pharmacies have undergone renovation in the past 5 years.

Despite the increasing number of pharmacy renovations, getting budget approval remains a difficult process for most facilities; 55% of facilities rated their renovation budget approval process as difficult or very difficult.

While more than half of all pharmacies have renovated their cleanrooms over the past 5 years, facilities with 200+ beds have been particularly focused on undertaking renovations.

While USP compliance is often the driver for undertaking a pharmacy renovation, most renovations (64%) encompass the entire pharmacy, not just the cleanroom.

Among those facilities that are operating in a pharmacy and cleanroom that is more than 5 years old, 42% of facilities overall are planning a cleanroom upgrade. The bulk of these renovations will occur in facilities with fewer than 400 beds.

The planning for many of these new renovations is underway; 73% will take place over the next 2 years.

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