06-07-2012 12:06 AM
One can only speculate because I don't think there is any data. Enormous sums have been spent on updating compounding areas and training staff to ensure sterility. Yet, we are told to waste expensive medication after 6 hours because we can't guarantee sterility. We are told to be evidence-based and to use comparative effectiveness analysis in our pharmacy practice but our compounding practice is based on conjecture and speculation because there is no outcome data.