Resources for Pharmacy Compounding, Sterile Drug Preparation, and Hazardous Drug Preparation.
Over a decade ago, the United States Pharmacopeia issued Chapter 797 "Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations" (USP <797>), which provides the guidelines, procedures and compliance requirements for compounding sterile preparations and sets the standards that apply to all settings in which sterile preparations are compounded. With the addition of USP <800> "Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings," this resource center has been prepared to help you stay current on the latest issues about aseptic preparation of parenteral hazardous and non-hazardous drug products.
Cazin JL, Gosselin P; Implementing a Multiple-isolator Unit for Centralized Preparation of Cytotoxic Drugs in a Cancer Center Pharmacy; Pharm World Sci 1999 Aug;21(4):177-83
Another case study, this article details the selection process of equipment for an area within the pharmacy for the preparation of cytotoxic drugs. In addition to explaining the reasons for use of barrier isolators, this article also underscores the importance of a safety and quality standards.