USP Urged to Work With ASCO on Hazardous Drug Regulations

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In July 2014, ASCO President Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, wrote a lengthy letter to the CEO of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), commenting on the proposal for Chapter <800> regulations, saying “it is not evidence-based and is fundamentally flawed” and urging USP to “engage with ASCO in a more collaborative process before finalizing recommendations in this area.”

In response, USP revised its recommendations and offered them for public comment until May 31. For more information, go to

To download the proposed Chapter <800> revisions, go to

To read Dr. Yu’s letter, go to ■


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