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MCPHS University

Non-Sterile Compounding Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Overview / Abstract:

During the Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19, there has been a drastic shortage of hand sanitizers for the public. Recently the FDA, USP and State of Massachusetts has provided guidance on how pharmacies can compound hand sanitizer and sell it over the counter while still being in compliance with all applicable laws. This is an unprecedented step that will allow Pharmacists and Pharmacies in Massachusetts to serve the public. Attendees will be able to apply this information to supply this much needed product to the public in the time of this public health crisis.

Learning Objectives
-Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
-Describe the scenarios where pharmacies can compound hand sanitizer for over the counter sale.
-Create a master formulation Record for over the counter compounded hand sanitizer.
-Generate a label that is compliant with Massachusetts and the FDA guidance


Apr 01, 2021


Pharmacy CPE



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Omar Allibhai, PharmD, RPh, FACA

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Compounding of Medications

Keywords / Search Terms

MCPHS University Non-sterile compounding, compounding, hand sanitizer, COVID-19, pharmacy Free CE CME

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