USP Compounding Chapters – An Update: Cutting Through the Confusion - A Practical Approach for Pharmacists: PSSNY
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the current regulatory environment with focus on the most common citations confronting compounders who prepare compounded preparations.
• Describe the relationship between USP General Chapters , and be able to describe the overlapping regulatory authorities who could enforce these USP standards.
• Outline some practical strategies for Community Pharmacies to comply with these regulatory responsibilities.
• Discuss the impact of the FDA’s Insanitary Conditions guidance document on daily practice.
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Lou Diorio, RPh- Is a principal of LDT Health Solutions, Inc. (LDT) a medication safety & quality management consulting company with over 70 years of combined pharmacy expertise serving clients internationally.
Lou is a graduate of Long Island University’s Schwartz College of Pharmacy. Lou is an adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the college and a preceptor of pharmacy students. Lou is a member of the College’s Alumni Executive Board.
Lou has extensive experience in IV and extemporaneous compounding, and lectures, writes, and consults on these topics; Lou lends his expertise to many State Boards of Pharmacy and is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on compounding, robotics & automation. Mr. Diorio has proctored the NYS Board of Pharmacy Licensure Exam (Part III) for Sterile Compounding. He has managed an FDA-registered cGMP manufacturing operation for Coram Healthcare (SoluNet™ LLC).
An active APhA member, Lou is a past Chair of APhA’s APPM Academy of Practice and Management, an APhA Fellow, and was the Chair of APhA’s Compounding Special Interest Group (SIG). He is also a current member of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists Research & Education Committee, and a member of the New Jersey Society of Health System Pharmacists Industry Relations Committee.
Since 1985 Lou has practiced in many clinical settings fulfilling many clinical & operational roles, including Chief Operating Officer of Hebrew Hospital Corporate Services, a multi-centered sub-acute and LTC hospital system in New York. He has also managed & practiced in home-care, hospital, and community settings.
During the Pandemic Mr. Diorio was asked by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy to monitor the competency training, use of automation and quality management efforts at the four field hospitals serving the citizens of the State.
Lou is an Eagle Scout (with Silver Palm), and is still an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
Lou and his wife Kathi have two children Samantha (an attorney) and Michael (a civil engineer).
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