It Takes a Big Mess to Create a Clean Room

Mike Hennessy
Published: Monday, May 01, 2017
Mike Hennessy

OncLive Chairman,

Mike Hennessy

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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