In any profession, principles are an important criteria by which to judge a person or a business. PCAB adopted "Principles of compounding" as a guide to pharmacy, patients and prescribers when dealing with compounded prescriptions. This organization has pledged to abide by the PCAB™ Principles of Compounding.
UPI meets the International Organization for Standardization set of standards on its Quality Management System and continues to meet all on-going requirements.
VAWD accreditation plays a pivotal role in preventing counterfeit drugs from entering the United States drug supply - it helps protect the public from drugs that have been contaminated, diverted, or counterfeited. The US supply of prescription drugs is produced and delivered to patients via a complex distribution path, and VAWD accreditation helps ensure that the wholesale distribution facility operates legitimately, is licensed in good standing, and is employing security and best practices for safely distributing prescription drugs from manufacturers to pharmacies and other institutions.
USP <797> refers to chapter 797 "Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations," in the USP National Formulary. It is the first set of enforceable sterile compounding standards issued by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). USP <797> describes the guidelines, procedures and compliance requirements for compounding sterile preparations and sets the standards that apply to all settings in which sterile preparations are compounded.