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Spectrum Pharmacy Products to Feature USP <800> Compliance and Other Compounding Training at Compounders on Capitol Hill

Visit Spectrum Booth #39-40 at Compounders on Capitol Hill 2019
Washington, DC, May 18-21

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CCH2019?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#CCH2019lt;/agt;–Spectrum
Pharmacy Products
, a leading North American manufacturer and
distributor of pharmaceutical compounding chemicals, equipment and
supplies, will be showcasing its “USP <800> Compliance – Improving the
Safety of Compounded Preparations” classes as well as Spectrum Pharmacy
Institute’s other diverse course offerings at Compounders on Capitol
Hill (CCH) in Washington, D.C., May 18-21. Spectrum will be raffling off
a free course to one CCH attendee, a value of up to $1,395.

Elizabeth
Ferguson-Brown, Spectrum Chemical Vice President
, said, “Spectrum
has been serving the needs of compounders for decades with our quality
APIs and excipients. At our recently established state-of-the-art
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI) in New Brunswick, NJ, we offer
compounding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians accredited continuing
education courses taught by leading subject matter experts. In light of
the urgency surrounding USP<800> this year, we offer both SPI
classes
in our NJ facility and ‘roadshow’
classes
in several US cities.”

December 1, 2019 is the official date for compliance with the USP
General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs (HDs) – Handling in Healthcare
Settings. Some state boards of pharmacy are taking a soft approach to
enforcement, giving health care workers in those states less of a sense
of urgency. However, pharmacies licensed in multiple states are required
to comply with the regulations and standards of those additional states.
Many state boards will adopt USP <800> in December 2019, and others have
already begun to inspect pharmacies based on USP <800> standards and
state regulations for hazardous drug handling that pre-date USP <800>.

In Spectrum Pharmacy Institute’s in-house or roadshow course titled, “USP
<800> Compliance – Improving the Safety of Compounded Preparations
,”
attendees will learn strategies for protecting all compounding and
administration personnel in handling HD’s. The USP<800> Roadshow course
qualifies for 6.25 contact hours (0.625 CEUs), while the SPI class
includes additional hands-on training on proper techniques for donning,
doffing, disposing of PPE; and HD spill clean-up for a total of 10.7
contact hours (1.07 CEUs).

All Spectrum Pharmacy Institute training is accredited by the Ernest
Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, or the American College of
Apothecaries. The hands-on, compounding training is designed to help
compounders and pharmacy technicians remain at the forefront of the
latest research, regulations and trends while earning continuing
education credits. Both new compounders as well as compounding veterans
will benefit from the courses’ expert instructors, hands-on training and
up-to-date content.

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute offers more than just USP 800 courses,
including:

For more information on the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute course offerings
and to register for a class, visit Spectrum
Pharmacy Institute Education
.

About Spectrum Pharmacy Products

Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical
Manufacturing Corporation, manufactures and distributes high-quality
compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum has been serving
compounders for more than 40 years with the industry’s largest portfolio
of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I –V).
The company’s bicoastal cGMP facilities in New Jersey and California are
FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO
9001:2015 standard. In 2017 Spectrum Pharmacy Products launched the
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, a 42,000-square foot pharmacy distribution,
manufacturing, and compounding education facility located in New
Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visit SpectrumRx.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Sandra Oak
Nsight Public Relations
321-591-1508
[email protected]

Company
Contact:

Grant Gibson
Vice President, Marketing
Spectrum
Chemical Mfg. Corp.
1-310-516-8000, ext. 4601
[email protected]

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