Surface contamination of antineoplastic drug vials: Comparison of unprotected and protected vials

Schierl, Rudolf; Herwig, Autenrieth; Pfaller, Andreas; Groebmair, Stefan; Fischer, Elke
March 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p428
Academic Journal
The article discusses the contamination of outside of vials that contain antineoplastic drugs. It states that the contamination may have been caused by personnel of hospital pharmacies being contaminated when preparing antineoplastic drugs even if safety guidelines are complied during preparation. It examines the methods introduced by pharmaceutical manufacturers to prevent exposure from outside contamination which include safety sheeting systems where the vial is packed in plastic container.


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