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Friday, November 30, 2012

Pharmacy Standard Operating Procedure: Good Storage Practice

I. OBJECTIVE: To have standard operating procedure for Storage of Medicines.


II. SCOPE: All products that within the drugstore. Should be under specific temperature for other
temperature-sensitive drugs and proper categorized.

III. RESPONSIBILITY

  • Pharmacist
  • Owner/Manager
  • Pharmacy Assistant

IV. PROCEDURE

  1. After initially checking the medicines delivered, all products should be wrapped by a clear plastic to avoid accumulation of dust particulates.
  2. Transfer the goods to their respective areas.
  3. Store the goods in an organized and orderly manner with the label bearing the name of the product in front.
  4. First-Expire-First-Out will be the basis of disposing drugs.
  5. Avoid direct contact to the sun or on the walls to avoid moisture accumulation.
  6. Store controlled drugs substances and other potent drugs in the designated. Access this area should only be allowed to the pharmacist and owner.
  7. Store expired goods in the storage room, marking it with “Expired” to prevent use.
  8. Store medicines at stipulated temperature areas, protected from excessive light, dust and humidity. The temperature should be checked by the pharmacist daily and recorded in the monitoring sheet if necessary for cold chain drugs.
  9. Store the other stock in a separated area. Maintain all sales invoice records for return or exchange of products to the supplier.
  10. Clean and maintain the storage areas neat and tidy all the times.


V. QUALITY OF RECORDS: N/A

VI. FORMS: N/A

VII. END OF DOCUMENT


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