Ensure SAFETY when compounding Hazardous Drugs


Nov 16, 2016

Ensure SAFETY when compounding Hazardous Drugs!

 

What are Hazardous Drugs?

Drugs considered hazardous include those that exhibit one or more of the following six characteristics in humans or animals:

Carcinogenicity   Teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity   Reproductive toxicity
         
Organ toxicity at low doses   Genotoxicity   New drugs that mimic other HDs

 

Did you know?

A 2016 version of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings has been released. The current update adds 34 drugs, five of which have safe-handling recommendations from manufacturers.

 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs

 

There are three (3) groups of hazardous drugs, according to NIOSH:

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Antineoplastic drugs, many of which pose a reproductive risk for susceptible populations.

Non-antineoplastic drugs that meet one or more of the NIOSH criteria for a hazardous drug.

Drugs that primarily pose a reproductive risk to men and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

 

Check out the recommendations from NIOSH when compounding hazardous drugs.

Click here…

 

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