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USP Postpones Official Dates for Some Chapters

Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
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From National Community Pharmacists Association website, Sept. 23: After the National Community Pharmacists Assocation (NCPA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) expressed concerns with United States Pharmacopeia Chapters <795> and <797>, the organization announced it is postponing until further notice the official dates of the new chapters, as well as <825>.

Specifically, NCPA asked that USP reconsider beyond-use dating language in Chapter <797> because it would impede patient access to medically necessary compounded medications since pharmacists would not be permitted to extend BUDs even when direct scientific testing supports an extension. USP is a private organization that develops health and safety standards often adopted by state and federal regulators.

USP <800> will still go into effect Dec. 1, 2019. If you have questions about this may affect you, contact your local board of pharmacy. (And be sure to save the date for a Town Hall event near you.)


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