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General Chapter <1> Injections, Labeling of Ferrules and Cap Overseals Section

Type of Posting: General Announcement

Posting Date: 04–Aug–2010

The 2005–2010 Nomenclature Expert Committee has revised the Labeling on Ferrules and Cap Overseals section of General Chapter <1> Injections. The revised standard is intended to reduce the likelihood of death and disability from misadministration of these products by standardizing the information that may appear on the top (circle) surface of the ferrule and/or cap overseal of a vial containing an injectable product. This new standard will be published in USP 34–NF 29 (November 1, 2010), and will become official on December 1, 2013.

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