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Compounding – Sterile

Pharmacy compounding of sterile preparations is a high risk activity which requires comprehensive standards to ensure overall quality and safety. Knowledge of the environment in which these preparations are compounded, training of personnel, policies, procedures and quality assurance processes, as well as standards for facilities and equipment are required to protect patients.

In September 2016, the College adopted the NAPRA Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-hazardous Sterile Preparations and the NAPRA Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Hazardous Sterile Preparations and approved an implementation date of January 1, 2019. These standards apply to all pharmacy professionals, pharmacies, hospitals and drug preparation premises engaged in sterile compounding.