Sunday, March 24, 2013

State of Washington Board of Pharmacy: Hot Topic is Compounding Standards

  • Hot Topic: Pharmacist/Pharmacy Compounding Standards
During the past few months, we've been following the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak and subsequent public health issues related to pharmacy compounding. To date, 48 people have died and 712 injured nationwide. NECC surrendered its license in several states, including its home state of Massachusetts.
We strongly encourage Washington State pharmacies and pharmacists that engage in the practice of compounding to review Chapter 246-878 WAC. The rule defines compounding as the act of combining two or more ingredients in the preparation of a prescription. The rules go on to establish the conditions by which a pharmacist can compound drug products. More pharmacist/pharmacy compounding standards information.

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