The newly published USP 797 guidelines provide clarification on many topics that will help guide proper compliance. But, as you would expect, a few questions still remain including those centering on USP 797 compound medications.
How Do You Define Directly Administered Compound Medications ?
Q: To qualify as an immediate use injectable or infused medication, what does “directly administer” mean?
A: Directly administered means the medication is prepared (e.g., drawn into a syringe) and immediately administered by the person who prepared it or the administration is witnessed by that person.
Can Compound Allergenic Extracts be Used for Multiple Patients?
Q: May compounded allergenic extracts prepared in a pharmacy or physician office be used for multiple patients?
A: No, these must be patient-specific, single patient only.
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