July 2015

'Listen, Learn, then Lead' says Top Scientist at USP: A Conversation with Jaap Venema

Q&A with Top Scientist

Everything I have learned and worked toward for pretty much my entire scientific career culminates in the Chief Science Officer role at USP.

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USP "Cheers" up Children's National Patients

corporate team building for kids hospital

USP staff and expert volunteers participated in a team building activity, in which they created and delivered 300 'cheer up' gift boxes to patients at Children's National Medical Center.

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Will Bovine Heparin Be Reintroduced into the U.S. Market?

Bovine Heparin in the U.S.

For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. regulators are considering the reintroduction of bovine (cow-derived) heparin into the U.S., helping to address concerns about potential shortages and adulteration issues associated with this widely-used drug. 

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What Is a USP Standard?

drug reference standard

Developing documentary standards and Reference Standards is the core of what we do at USP. These standards help to assess the quality, strength, identity, and purity of chemical medicines, food chemicals and ingredients, dietary supplements, and biologics, among other items. 

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Why a Monograph for Fully Hydrogenated Oils and Fats is Needed

Definition of Hydrogenated Fats

The FDA has given the food industry up to three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the human food supply. In recent years, fully hydrogenated oils and fats (FHOs) have been used as an alternative to PHOs but there are no public monographs with definitions of FHOs to help ensure buyers that ingredients meet prescribed measures for composition and purity.

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