USP publishes standard for hazardous drug handling in health care settings

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The United States Pharmacopeial Convention yesterday published a standard for hazardous drug handling in health care settings. Effective July 1, 2018, the standard will apply to hospitals and other health care facilities that handle drugs identified as hazardous or potentially hazardous by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In comments submitted last June, AHA urged the organization to relegate the proposal to a “best practice” rather than an enforceable standard. AHA staff are reviewing the standard and will provide more information to members soon. For more on the standard, see the USP FAQ.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: quality

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