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[PS-35] CGA Position Statement on Filling and Distributing Emergency Oxygen Cylinders Without a Prescription

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Title CGA Position Statement on Filling and Distributing Emergency Oxygen Cylinders Without a Prescription
Edition 2
Published February, 2017
Status Available to the public
Size 2 pages
Publisher CGA
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Committee Medical Gases


Abstract:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers oxygen, USP a prescription drug. In the interest of public safety, FDA permits properly trained first responders and properly trained professionals (emergency medical service providers, facility/institution medical representatives, company CPR providers, etc.) to dispense oxygen, USP without a prescription for use in emergency situations (emergency oxygen). This publication describes the responsibilities of the emergency oxygen filler, distributor, and user.


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