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Introduction to Quality Control in a Compounding Pharmacy

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2016 - Volume 20, Number 6
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Abstract:  A quality-based program is vital in every compounding pharmacy to ensure that each preparation is compounded properly and is stable for its expected duration of use. This article discusses quality control, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and also describes the components of an in-house (in-pharmacy) quality program, as well as the role of outside laboratories.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, quality control, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, written procedures, standard operating procedures, compounding standards, drug safety, staff training, documentation, verification, pharmacist review, final check, analytical testing, data collection forms

Related Categories: SOPs, QUALITY CONTROL, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS

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