Research Article

Handling of injectable antineoplastic agents.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.281.6240.589 (Published 30 August 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:589
  1. R S Knowles,
  2. J E Virden

    Abstract

    Although the clinical toxicity of antineoplastic drugs has been well documented there is little or no information on the problems that may arise on the handling and mishandling of such agents. This paper attempts to highlight the importance of taking precautions to prevent adverse effects resulting from contact with cytotoxic drugs during handling and to suggest a practical guide for the handling of such agents.