What I need to know:
Healthcare settings nationwide are getting ready for revised USP standards. But, what are they? The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is an independent organization that sets standards for medication quality and safety. Requirements for hazardous drug handling have been part of standards for pharmaceutical compounding of sterile preparation in USP <797> since 2004. They now appear separately in General Chapter <800>, which was released in 2016 and becomes official on December 1, 2019.1
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