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TPA Asks USP to Reconsider Compounding Rules Limiting Beyond-Use Dates

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Sparks
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USP logoThe Texas Pharmacy Association joined the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and more than 30 other states this week in expressing concerns about with a recent decision by the United States Pharmacopeia Convention’s (USP). Its Compounding Expert Committee rejected multiple requests to not move forward with proposed revisions to USP General Chapters <795> and <797> that severely limit beyond-use dates (BUDs).

"We respectfully request that USP instruct the Expert Committee to engage compounding pharmacists to develop alternative BUDs that will ensure continued patient access to compounded medications," the associations wrote. "The severely shortened BUDs, especially those specified for sterile compounds, will not only reduce the useable life of compounded medication, it will also limit pharmacists’ ability to prepare sufficient quantities of compounded medication to serve their patients."

Read the full letter online.

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