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Ensure SAFETY when compounding Hazardous Drugs


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Ensure SAFETY when compounding Hazardous Drugs!

What are Hazardous Drugs?

Drugs considered hazardous include those that exhibit one or more of the following six characteristics in humans or animals:

Carcinogenicity

Teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity

Reproductive toxicity

Organ toxicity at low doses

Genotoxicity

New drugs that mimic other HDs

Did you know?

A 2016 version of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings has been released. The current update adds 34 drugs, five of which have safe-handling recommendations from manufacturers.

Ensure SAFETY when compounding Hazardous Drugs

There are three (3) groups of hazardous drugs, according to NIOSH:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Antineoplastic drugs, many of which pose a reproductive risk for susceptible populations.

Non-antineoplastic drugs that meet one or more of the NIOSH criteria for a hazardous drug.

Drugs that primarily pose a reproductive risk to men and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Check out the recommendations from NIOSH when compounding hazardous drugs.

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