USP Announces Delay in Implementation of USP <800> to December 1, 2019

    [released October 02, 2017]

    (Brookfield, WI – October 2, 2017) PharmEcology Services, WM Sustainability Services

    USP made the announcement of the implementation delay on its website on September 29th, 2017 as follows:

    “Important Updates

    USP is announcing the intent to postpone the official date of General Chapter <800>. The purpose of this postponement is to align the official date of General Chapter <800> with the official date of the next revision of General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations, to provide a unified approach to quality compounding.

    Important Dates

    - September 29, 2017: Notification of intent to revise the official date of USP General Chapter <800>

    - December 1, 2019: USP General Chapter <800> expected official date”

    The prior effective date was July 1, 2018 so this extension provides significant additional time for compliance. USP does, however, encourage facilities to comply as soon as possible to insure employee protection. The announcement can be accessed at http://www.usp.org/compounding/general-chapter-hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare and a free download of USP General Chapter is available at this site.

    Additional FAQs are available at http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings