Undoubtedly, the vast majority of you participated in the USP <797> Compliance Study of this past summer organized by CriticalPoint, LLC. With the study now completed, participants should already have realized some benefits. As outlined in the study instructions, those answering the questions completely and honestly as they pertained to their facility received an individualized and detailed action plan for improving compounding practices. It is our hope that you have made, and continue to make, use of this action plan to better your operation. Now that the study data is available, further actions can be implemented to continue to improve your compounding practices and ensure compliance with the regulations.
Owing to the success of this study, the 2012 compliance study has already been announced and is scheduled to open next May. Please see the inside front cover of the October supplement on Cleanrooms & Compounding for more information on how to sign up for the mailing list so you do not miss out on important information leading up to the next study.
Looking forward to the more immediate future, you are also undoubtedly preparing for the ASHP Midyear show to be held in New Orleans this December. We here at Pharmacy Purchasing & Products are also gearing up for what we expect will be a wide-ranging and exciting show. If you are attending, we encourage you to stop by our booth (1730) and welcome any feedback you might have. As always, our goal at PP&P is to provide prescient, up-to-date information on the issues you are facing now. If there is any way we can serve you better, please let us know!
All the best,
R. Mitchell Halvorsen
P.S. Speaking of useful study data, we also encourage you to download the slides from PP&P’s annual State of Pharmacy Automation study, now available at pppmag.com.
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