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5 Challenges of Closed System Transfer Devices

January 8 2020

New USP Chapter Specifies Use of Closed System Transfer Devices for Hazardous Drugs Spurring Industry Response

USP <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings, effective Dec. 1, 2019, provides standards for limiting occupational exposure to hazardous drugs for healthcare personnel (1). The chapter clearly applies to any healthcare site handling hazardous drugs including pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, doctor offices and treatment centers. So why should pharmaceutical manufacturers and their associated suppliers care about the new chapter?

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