October 14, 2022

USP to release new <795> and <797>

Did they or didn’t they? Did USP take seriously input from APC (as well as that of APhA, NCPA, and numerous other pharmacy stakeholder groups) urging the USP Compounding Expert Committee to avoid arbitrary limits on beyond-use dates and batch sizes in its new Chapters <795> and <797>? We’re soon to find out.

Earlier this week, in its Healthcare Quality & Safety e-newsletter, USP announced that it will release the revised chapters on November 1. The new chapters are set to become effective six months after release. Your APC team will be reviewing the new chapters carefully, and we’ll have a fuller report following their release.