NAPRA Standards for Non-Sterile Compounding

In 2017, the Ontario College of Pharmacists adopted the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-Sterile Preparations. All pharmacies that conduct any non-sterile compounding, regardless of quantity and how often, will need to comply with these standards, which are scheduled to be implemented in three phases.

As of January 1, 2020, pharmacies were expected to have completed the first phase of “Assessing Risks and Gaps”. For those who would like more information about the Standards and how to implement them in practice, please refer to the following resources for more information. For a more in-depth  understanding of NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards and the application of the Standards into your practice, check out OPA’s course on Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice.

Ontario College of Pharmacists Resources

National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Resources

Risk Assessments

Sample Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Master Formulation Records

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