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 •  August 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USP’s public standards are recognized in US Law, enforceable by the FDA and used in nearly 140 countries to ensure supply chain integrity, medicine and supplement quality Rockville, Md., November 17, 2015 — In response to a multi-agency sweep of dietary supplements that are unsafe, tainted and/or make unsubstantiated claims,...

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 •  August 1

Changes to Established System Could Cause Unintended Consequences Rockville, Md., November 17, 2015 — The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has submitted comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Proposed Rule, “Designation of Official Names and Proper Names for Certain Biological Products” (Proposed Rule). At the heart of...

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 •  June 26

Regardless of whether it’s prescription or over-the-counter, the ingredients on a drug product label typically include one, maybe two, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The rest of the list is comprised of “inactive” ingredients (excipients) which in reality are far from inactive. Their functions range from helping to guarantee the...

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 •  June 7

In late May, 2017, hundreds of public health experts converged in Geneva, Switzerland as the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) convened. On the agenda, the election of a new Director-General who would guide the World Health Organization (WHO) for the next five years, the implementation of WHO’s new Framework of Engagement with Non-State actors...

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 •  May 15

Every glass and elastomeric material used in pharmaceutical packaging or delivery systems should be safe and suitable for its intended use. Establishing the suitability of packaging systems for pharmaceutical products involves multiple tests and testing procedures, for which USP has established a number of minimum requirements. However, with many...

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 •  March 13

Continuous manufacturing has been the norm for a variety of industries for decades. Manufacturers appreciate how the uninterrupted processing of materials, with little to no shutdowns, is both cost-effective and practical, resulting in consistent quality and efficient operation. Industries such as packaged goods, paper, excipients and oil refining...

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 •  December 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First of new set of global standards will help ensure access to safe, quality chlorhexidine gel Each year, nearly 3 million infants die in their first 28 days, and infections cause 15 percent of these deaths. Most occur in South Asia and Africa where home births are common. According to the United Nations Commission on...

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 •  December 7, 2016

NIPER Project Director, Dr. R. Srinivas (left), and USP Senior Vice President-Global Sites, Koduru Surendranath, Ph.D. (right), agree to academic exchange focused on pharmaceutical expertise building while Indian President Pranab Mukherjee looks on. (Photo courtesy of President's Secretariat and National Informatics Center) For the last 8 years,...

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 •  November 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USP encourages utilization of USP standards and General Chapters to help ensure quality compounded preparations for animal patients Rockville, Md., November 19, 2015 — The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has submitted comments on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Draft Guidance related to Compounding Animal...