Need help with compounding? Here are some new resources

August 4, 2008

Three companies are offering resources to help pharmacists with compounding.

Three companies are offering resources to help pharmacists with compounding. CutisPharma of Woburn, Mass., is providing the 27,000 pharmacists and technicians who work at Rite Aid's 5,000 pharmacies its First Unit-of-Use Prescription Compounding Kits. Having the kit available will allow the chain's pharmacists to compound preparations for patients while they wait.

Microtest of Agawam, Mass., is offering a free audit of compounding pharmacies to see if they meet the United States Pharmacopeia's Chapter 797 clean room regulations. Facilities that fail to comply with the standards risk losing their Joint Commission accreditation.

Finally, Baxa Corp. is making available a reference tool to help pharmacists understand state laws and regulations related to sterile compounding and USP 797 compliance. The tool, an interactive, Web-based training program, was developed by CriticalPoint and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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