Comment by July 31: USP’s draft new chapter on hazardous drugs

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), which is a scientific, nonprofit organization that sets various standards for medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements worldwide, seeks comments from the veterinary profession on a draft new chapter, <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings, … read more >

AVMA Supports Proposed NIOSH Study

In a discussion with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the AVMA learned of a study that the agency is proposing and that should benefit the veterinary profession.  If approved, the study will involve working with … read more >

Looking for the poster on Best Management Practices for Pharmaceutical Disposal?

It’s been moved to the members-only webpage on Disposal of Pharmaceuticals, which is just one of the topics within the “Drug and Chemical Disposal” category of the “Clinical Resource” section of AVMA’s microsite on waste disposal.     Also on this … read more >

Four weeks and counting to the OSHA compliance deadline of December 1, 2013

Is your practice ready for the December 1st compliance deadline?  That’s the date by which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers – including veterinary practices – to have trained their employees on the new label elements … read more >

Is your practice ready for December 1, 2013?

That’s the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for employers – including veterinary practices with employees – to have trained their employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (previously material safety data sheet) … read more >