Option Care first to have accredited compounding pharmacies

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Friday, October 6, 2017

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Enterprises is the first national home infusion company to achieve accreditation at each of its compounding pharmacies by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, it announced Oct. 4. The accreditation verifies all Option Care cleanroom pharmacies – in which sterile compounding of IV medications for specific physician orders is performed – meet the highest level of standards, above and beyond what is required in most states. The PCAB accreditation, offered by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, is based on more than 40 sterile compounding standards in the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) guidelines, or USP 797. “PCAB accreditation of all of our compounding pharmacies provides an objective, external validation of our commitment to quality,” said Brenda Wright, vice president of clinical services, Option Care.