Safe handling of oral chemotherapeutic agents in clinical practice: recommendations from an international pharmacy panel.

@article{Goodin2011SafeHO,
  title={Safe handling of oral chemotherapeutic agents in clinical practice: recommendations from an international pharmacy panel.},
  author={Susan Goodin and Niesha Griffith and Beth Chen and Karen Chuk and Mikael Daouphars and Christian Doreau and Rinku A Patel and Rowena N. Schwartz and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Tam{\'e}s and Robert Terkola and Barbara Vadnais and Debbie Wright and Klaus Meier},
  journal={Journal of oncology practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={7-12}
}
Although there has been a significant increase in the availability and use of oral chemotherapeutic agents, the guidelines around their safe handling are still evolving. Although oral chemotherapy is associated with ease of administration, it has the same exposure risks to health care practitioners, patients, and their caregivers as intravenous formulations, and because it is administered in the home, to the families of patients. However, the general misconception appears to be that exposure… CONTINUE READING

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