Radiopharmaceuticals Safety measures
Please tell me what safety measures are needed when working with radiopharmaceuticals?
Hello! Usually lead containers are used for vials with radioactive medications. Laboratory staff tries to minimize the contact time with the radiopharmaceutical. Parenteral drugs have additional aseptic requirements. Quality control laboratories should be separated from manufacturing areas.
You can find more information in the document "WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations: Fifty-fifth report" (March 2021).