From a USP Healthcare Quality & Safety Team email: “In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for garbing and personal protective equipment (PPE) and alcohol-based hand sanitizer is expected to outpace available supply. During this pandemic, USP supports State Boards and other regulators using risk-based enforcement discretion related to the implementation of USP compounding standards and the compounding of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for consumer use.
The USP Compounding Expert Committee developed the following informational resources that may be of assistance during this public health emergency:
- USP Response to Shortages of Garb and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Sterile Compounding During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Compounding Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Pandemic
For NASPA’s compilation of state actions related to the pandemic, click here.