June 2015

Battling the Epidemic of Illegal Online Drug Sellers and Counterfeit Medicines

Illegal Online Drugs

Despite efforts to establish strong pharmaceutical quality standards worldwide, illegal online drug sales of dangerous counterfeit medicines remains an urgent public health concern.

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Why Supplement Manufacturers Should Verify the Quality of Their Ingredients

Quality Supplement Ingredients

Manufacturers often rely on trusted suppliers to provide quality ingredients. But is trust enough? Not anymore. In today’s world of increasingly complex global supply chains, it’s okay to trust, so long as you verify.

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Indian Pharma’s Role in Global Drug Supply

India Pharma and Global Drug Supply

India is a prominent player in today’s global pharmaceutical arena and a major contributor to the world’s supply of medicines. A large number of generics and OTC medicines in the U.S. are imported from India, which makes USP's collaborations with Indian pharma critical.

 

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Kenya’s Lab Intensifies Fight against Poor Quality Medicines

Kenya’s National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) recently attained a top international accreditation, multi-million dollar laboratory equipment for testing the quality of medicines, a new laboratory information management system, and an upgraded website.

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Preventing Medication-Related Patient Harm

Preventing medicine-related patient harm

While many individuals dismiss mistakes as ubiquitous and expected, healthcare professionals do not have the luxury to do so.  A mistake in healthcare may cost a life, which makes medication error ownership a professional and moral challenge.  

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Lessons Learned from the 68th World Health Assembly

68th World Health Assembly

USP's CEO Dr. Ron Piervincenzi relays his experiences and lessons learned from the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, which he recently attended as a private advisor to the U.S. delegation led by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell. 

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