New USP chapter addresses physical environment for safe medication use

Thompson, Cheryl A.
June 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;6/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p866
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the efforts of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to promote safe medication use. It mentions that the USP has introduced new chapter 1066 called the "Physical Environments That Promote Safe Medication Use," deals with the preparation, administration and distribution of drugs. According to Marjorie Shaw Phillips, medication safety officer in Augusta, Georgia, establishing a USP-recommended physical environment in the hospital pharmacy is not easy an easy task.


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