USP 797 Tip: Automated Compounding Device records

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products magazine has an article on Choosing an Automated Compounding Device in the December 2009 issue. It reviews different manufacturers’ devices and provides a list of minimum requirements to look for. What caught my eye was a short paragraph about ACD’s impact on USP 797, summarized below:

Automated compounding devices can improve the accuracy compared to manual compounding methods, but you need to make sure that operators are properly trained and you keep current with the calibration, verification, and documentation. USP 797 states that “…compounding personnel shall keep a daily record of the accuracy assessments and review the results over time. This review shall occur at least at weekly intervals to avoid potentially clinically significant errors over time.”

As hard as I try to resist plugging the product that my company markets, I just can’t… check out www.simplifi797.com if you are looking for a tool to help keep track of all of the tasks and documentation that USP 797 requires.

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