Standards and Guidelines

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Compounding: Guidelines for Pharmacies . Ottawa, ON: Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists; 2014. [Available for sale, in French or English.]

Policy on manufacturing and compounding drug products in Canada (POL-0051) Ottawa, ON: Health Canada; 2009.

"Model Standards" on compounding. Ottawa, ON: National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities.

Guidelines for Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Compounding Services (Procurement Sub-Taskforce, Implementation Taskforce, Government of Ontario)

Good manufacturing practices (GMP) guidelines - 2009 edition, version 2 . Ottawa, ON: Health Canada, Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate; 2009.

Drug Distribution: Statement on Unit-Dose & Intravenous Admixture Ottawa, ON: Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists; 2008


2016-2017 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospital. Institute for Safe Medication Practices.s Guidance for Registered Pharmacies preparing Unlicensed Medicines. August 2018. London. General Pharmaceutical Council.   Guidance for Specials manufacturers Great Britain: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

PIC/S guide to good practices for the preparation of medicinal products in healthcare establishments. PE 010-4 . Geneva: CH: Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention, Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme.

Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services . London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society; 2016.

USP Compounding Standards