A cabinet paper in reference to the Pharmacy Act raises the standards for pharmacies preparing parenterals.
The bill allows for the mandatory introduction of a quality management system; furthermore, the following will need to be regulated: medications to be used, measures to prevent cross contamination, requirements for cleaning the instruments and the specific area set aside for it, as well as hygiene measures.
Additionally, there will have to be an area to act as a buffer zone between a cleaning room category A and its surrounding area; the ventilation system to be used must have filters. Pharmacies will have two years to construct the buffer zone with a one-year transitional time period to obtain validation for the surrounding area.
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