March 1, 2024

Florida will begin inspecting to new USP standards

The Florida Board of Pharmacy Compounding Subcommittee met last week to discuss the state’s USP 797 inspection process. Though USP 797 is not enforceable until November 1, 2025, the board will begin inspecting immediately based on the new chapter and indicating “no” if the pharmacy is not in compliance on inspection reports. The board intends for the reports to be educational, not punitive, as pharmacies begin moving toward compliance. 

Florida is one of a number of states following this approach. APC is preparing a state-by-state analysis of USP enforcement approaches that should be available in the next month. Stay tuned.