The October EC News has a nice article on USP Chapter 797. But since its publication, USP announced a delay in the implementation date. Moreover, this includes Chapters 797 sterile compounding, 795 non-sterile compounding, and 825 radiopharmaceuticals.
USP Announced 797 Delay
USP is conducting an appeal analysis and postponing the official effective date. We expect the revised implementation date to take place in the first quarter of 2020.
In fact, USP Chapter 800 on hazardous drugs is not subject to appeal right now. But, enforcement is delayed until 797 is official. Regardless of delays, the article provides a nice overview of the environmental requirements. It is an excellent resource for staff from facilities, hospital quality, and administrators to gain additional insight into these requirements.
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