The clock is ticking on the anticipated implementation of the US Pharmacopeial Convention Chapter 800 (USP <800>) standards for hazardous drug (HD) management, which are expected to become widely enforceable starting July 1, 2018. These standards are so much more rigorous than existing ones that they have the potential to keep oncology practice administrators awake at night. Indeed, there has already been much angst over USP <800>. Administrators, interviewed for our lead story on the subject, on page 10, described the need for extensive renovations costing hundreds of thousands of dollars and causing widespread disruption to practice operations.
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