Managing Hazardous Drug Waste
April 2010 - Vol. 7 No. 4

The importance of taking a cradle-to-grave approach to pharmaceutical management in hospital pharmacy cannot be understated. When it comes to hazardous drugs, this approach is particularly important to ensuring the safety not only of patients and the staff members working with these drugs, but also for the environment and the public at large. We have seen pharmacy’s increasing involvement in ensuring safety with hazardous products as more closed system transfer devices are used and more facilities are aware of the need to compound hazardous drugs in a chemo hood in a negative pressure cleanroom, venting outside. This month’s issue of PP&P includes the State of Pharmacy Compounding report which details current practices in compounding nationwide, including approaches to managing hazardous products.

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