USP Regulation 797 for sterile compounding
Issued by the non-pro t US Pharmacopoeia (USP) and endorsed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), “USP Regulation 797” is the rst enforceable standard for sterile compounding. Originally enacted on January 1, 2004, the latest version became of cial on June 1, 2008. “USP 797” is a broad regulation that covers a variety of pharmacy policies and procedures. It is designed to reduce the number of patient infections due to contaminated pharmaceutical preparations.