Monthly Archives: October 2015

Where to get information on compounding sterile preparations

Someone asked me the other day where they could read up on what’s going on in the world of pharmacy sterile compounding. It’s a good question. The simple answer is to get your hands on a copy of the USP Compounding Compendium and read it over and over again. That’s where I started. Unfortunately, that […]

Major differences between proposed USP Chapter 800 and current USP Chapter 797

USP <800> is still in draft form. The official date of the chapter has not yet been determined and is dependent on several factors, but expect it to become official some time in mid to late 2016. And while USP <797> is in the process of being updated, the current version is still the one […]

JerryFahrni.com Podcast | Episode 6: Stability of CSPs in Syringes

Jerry talks about the problem with storing medications in plastic syringes and potency loss. Recently the FDA notified ASHP that no plastic syringe is approved for use as a final storage device. Jerry discusses the issue and how it will impact pharmacies in the near future. Show Notes: Host: Jerry Fahnri, Pharm.D. Articles discussed in […]

Saturday morning coffee [October 10 2015]

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw …you people know who you are. So much happens each and every week, and it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Here are some of the tabs that are open in my browser this morning along with some random thoughts… As predicted, The […]

Initial reaction to FDA stance on syringes as standalone storage container

This morning I woke to the news that No Syringe Is Approved as a Standalone Storage Container, FDA Says. This I’m sure is in response to the recent issue with BD syringes and drug stability. I need to think about this more, but my gut reaction is that this is huge and will have a […]

Saturday morning coffee [October 3 2015]

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus Aurelius The mug below was given […]

USP soliciting comments for proposed changes to Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations

The USP Compounding Expert Committee has published a Notice of Intent to Revise for General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations. I knew this was coming. I’ve talked to several people this year that indicated that revisions to Chapter <797> were imminent, especially with the introduction of USP <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings. According the USP […]