Publication Detail: PS-35
CGA Position Statement on Filling and Distributing Emergency Oxygen Cylinders Without a Prescription
Edition: 2
Published: February, 2017
Status: Available
Type: Position Statement
Catalog group: Position Statements
Size: 2 pages
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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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