Quality and Safety
Precision Pharmacy has assembled a professional team that has been brought together to ensure that quality and safety are our top priority. We have an intense compounding training program to make sure that all of the members of our team are knowledgeable and properly trained to effectively communicate with our patients and other healthcare practitioners.
Before you choose a compounding pharmacy, you should feel comfortable with the answers to the following questions:
- Do you have a sterile compounding license issued by the California state board of pharmacy? (One of the most discriminating pharmacy licenses in the nation)
- Do you have beyond use dates on compounded medications that are in line with the united states pharmacopoeia suggesting and not longer than 6 months on any compounded preparation?
- Do you perform sterility testing on every compounded sterile preparation?
- Do you have a class 10,000 clean room with a class 100 biological safety hood?
- Do you have an independent certified auditor come into your clean room to certify it at least 2 times per year?
- Do you regularly perform environmental monitoring in high risk compounding areas?
- Do you perform daily monitoring and reporting on temperature in all vital compounding and storage areas?
- Is your staff properly trained and tested in aseptic technique, clean room gowning, hand washing, and general clean room use?
- Is your biological safety cabinet cleaned before and after each use and before the day starts and at the end of the day?
- If there is a discrepancy in a sterility test, do you have a system in place to investigate the source of the problem?
- Are sterile preparations quarantined until it is determined to be sterile from an incubation test unless otherwise noted?
- Is ph testing done on injectable and sterile preparations to determine if they are within proper guidelines?
- Do you perform hplc analysis on random, compounded batches from an independent laboratory?
- Do you have adequate liability insurance that covers the preparations that are compounded in your pharmacy?
- Do you purchase your chemicals from only FDA approved suppliers?
- Are certificates of analysis available on all ingredients used in your preparations?
- Can you trace each ingredient used in your formulations back to the original lot #, supplier, and origin?
- Are the formulations with which you compound tested in labs by professional consultants and chemists with results/findings that show stability and expected potency?
- Is the equipment used in compounding properly calibrated on a regular schedule to ensure proper values and weights?
- Are all steps that are taken to compound medications either supervised or done by a registered pharmacist?
- Are your pharmacists and staff constantly updating their data base and knowledge of compounding through education and classes?