NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2014
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2014-138 (Supersedes 2012-150)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings was published in September 2004. In Appendix A of the Alert, NIOSH identified a sample list of major hazardous drugs. The list was compiled from information provided by four institutions that had generated lists of hazardous drugs for their respective institutions, as well as a list from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The 2004 list was updated in 2010 and 2012. The current update (2014) adds 27 drugs and includes a review of the 2004 list and the consequent removal of 12 drugs that did not meet the NIOSH criteria for hazardous drugs. In addition, a new format has been developed for the list of hazardous drugs, as described below. The review process for the addition of the new listings is described in the Federal Register:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/archive/pdfs/NIOSH--frn.pdf .