December 2014

The Stories That Mattered Most: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Top Quality Matters blog posts of 2014

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the stories that resonated most with our readers in 2014. Here are the top 5 articles on USP Quality Matters blog.

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The Magi, Myrrh and the Gift of Science - Happy Holidays from USP

The Gift of Science - Happy Holidays from USP

There are many explanations for the gifts of the magi – gold, frankincense and myrrh. At first glance, these items seem like very strange gifts for an infant. Biblical scholars and the popular carol “We Three Kings” point to their symbolic significance: gold for Jesus’ status as king, frankincense a symbol of his priesthood and myrrh a foreshadowing of his death. 

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse - Resources for Community Action

Deborah Davidson, Membership Director of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

There is a balance between ensuring we have access to prescription medications that help us stay healthy and  protecting our communities against prescription drug abuse. The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) has new resources available about prescription drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.

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Partnering with Russia to Develop Quality Drug Standards

USP, through the International Training Program (ITP), provides an open forum of discussion in which our processes and approaches to developing public quality standards can be shared with regulatory agencies and reference laboratories around the world. As part of this year’s program we hosted – among others – scientific experts from the Russian Federation. 

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Discussing a Lifecycle Approach to Validation and Verification of Analytical Procedures

Validation and verification of analytical procedures are quality assurance activities with broad impact in laboratory operations. Learn USP's role in the development of guidelines in these areas and how to contribute to the discussion. 

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Quality Medicines Protect Vulnerable Populations

Quality medicines and vulnerable populations

Access to quality care and medicines is an integral part of public health. For USP, an organization that creates and promotes public standards for medicines and foods, quality and access are two sides of the same coin and in fact the absence of either one actually threatens effectiveness of medical care around the world.  

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