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General Question for the Week of June 7, 2021

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What is the difference between white bagging and brown bagging regarding patient supplied drugs?

Answer:

White bagging refers to a scenario when the infusion center receives the patient’s medication directly from the specialty pharmacy. Brown bagging refers to instances when the patient obtains the medication directly from the specialty pharmacy and then transports the medication to the infusion center.


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