Hospital pharmacies may not have the ability or resources to prepare compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) that are essential for proper patient care. These products are essential to both patient flow and patient care on an everyday basis. Without these CSPs, patients may have surgeries or procedures delayed as a consequence of the lack of critical or sometimes life-sustaining drugs. Consequently, quality of care may be impacted and patient satisfaction decreases.
Eugene R. Viscusi, MD // Chief of Pain Medicine // Professor, Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University
The syringe labeling we get from PharMEDium promotes patient safety, particularly for look-alike drugs, such as phenylephrine. Having ready to use single dose syringes for this anesthesia product enhances utilization and makes drug name and dosage confirmation that much easier.
Norman Tomaka, BS Pharm, MS, FAPhA // Melbourne Same Day Surgery
FDA encourages health care facilities that purchase compounded drugs to obtain them from outsourcing facilities because they are subject to increased quality standards and federal oversight.
FDA's Human Drug Compounding Progress Report (January 2017)