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Design a USP <795> Compliant Compounding Space

Original Article Published Pharmacy Purchasing Products Magazine: Link to Full Article: Design a <795> Compliant Compounding Space : September 2019 – Pharmacy Purchasing & Products Magazine (

The purpose of USP General Chapter <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Nonsterile Preparations, released on June 1st, 2019, in alignment with USP <797> and <800>, is to provide minimum standards for compounded nonsterile preparations (CNSPs). Like USP <797>, USP <795> aims to ensure that pharmacy is producing the best quality products for the patient while minimizing contamination risks. The scope of USP <795> encompasses pharmacists and technicians, as well as any providers, including physicians and nurses, who manipulate CNSPs.

USP <795> Section 4, Buildings and Facilities, provides guidance regarding compliant design for the compounding space, storage area, and water sources. Ensuring that the space where CNSPs are produced is safe and compliant is the responsibility of the health-system pharmacist.