January 2015

Nigeria Celebrates a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Substandard Medicines

Nigeria Pharmaceutical Achievement

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs by acheiving internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation.

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Biologics Present New Challenges for Packaging

Packaging for Biologics

One of the most transformative trends in pharma in recent years has been the explosive growth in biologic drug development. While these medicines have opened doors for treating many different cancers, autoimmune disorders, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, biologics have presented some new challenges related to packaging systems.

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Collaboration Divides the Work and Multiplies the Success

Global health collaboration

The work of improving global health is a collaborative effort. It takes many partners working together to bring their global perspectives and valuable insights from diverse health-related constituencies to the table. USP has many such partners, most of whom are also USP Convention Member Organizations.

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Pharma-Co-What?

The role of a pharmacopeia

When it comes to making and administering medicines – precision is paramount. To ensure consistency – the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists and healthcare professionals benefit from a universal reference. That reference is a pharmacopeia – a reference book (and today an online resource) of very specific formulations and quality tests for drug ingredients and medicines.

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4 Tips for Making Quality Health Resolutions

Each January, countless Americans begin the year by making promises to improve their lives or the lives of their family. Many New Year’s resolutions involve ways to improve health. A list of the most popular resolutions according to U.S. government sources includes: lose weight, eat healthy, get fit, stop smoking, and manage stress. 

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