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  1. FDA Clarifies Compounding Rules

    The Food and Drug Administration issued three draft guidance documents recently that answer providers’ and pharmacists’ burning questions about drug compounding standards.

    The proposed rules clarify the amount of drugs that providers can compound without a prescription, set requirements for health system compounding pharmacies, and clarify how large-scale compounding sites known as “outsourcing facilities” may be set up. This follows two reports from the Pew Charitable Trusts that found compounding oversight is largely left up to the states and varies widely.

    Added in 1997, section 503A of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act allows pharmacists or physicians to compound a “limited quantity” of drugs to keep on hand in anticipation of an established patient’s needs.

    The guidance explains that providers will meet this requirement if they compound only what they think they would need for a typical 30-day period, based on patterns with actual patients.

    Source: Adam Rubenfire
    Modern Healthcare [4/15/16]


  2. The Top 10 C-suite Pain Points Bringing Pharmacy Out of the Basement

    Hospital and health system executives are elevating pharmacists to roles in clinical care and cost control.

    Source: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services


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