October 2015

The Evolving Role of Glycosylation Analysis for Biopharmaceuticals

New USP standards for glycosylation analysis

Learn about the evolving and challenging role of glycosylation analysis in biopharmaceutical science and how USP documentary and reference standards can support advances in this field.

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Fighting Poor Quality Medicines in Guatemala

PQM Helps Fight Poor Quality Medicines in Guatemala

With assistance from USP's Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, Guatemala’s official medicines control laboratory has retained their ISO 17025 accreditation, a major milestone in its quest to combat the proliferation of poor quality medicines within its borders.

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Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Focus of USP Workshop

Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Workshop

Global food and dietary supplement experts to gather Dec. 3–4 for workshop on economically motivated adulterationa and fraud. Organized by USP, American Botanical Council, and Food Protection and Defense Institute, the event will feature new tools and standards for identification and mitigation.

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In the Fight Against Food Fraud, USP Adds a New Tool to the Arsenal

New USP Tool Helps Fight Food Fraud

New USP Food Fraud Mitigation Guidance aims to help manufacturers and regulators identify ingredients most vulnerable to fraud in their supply chains and choose effective mitigation tools to combat economically-motivated adulteration.

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NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month: Discussing Safe Use, Storage & Disposal

October is NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month. Sponsored by NCPIE, a USP Convention member organization, this annual opportunity encourages patients and healthcare providers to engage in conversation about medications and their safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.

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Improving Health Literacy: USP Pictograms

USP Pictograms Help Patients Understand Their Medications

Pictograms, a free resource from USP, are simple illustrations that help ensure proper medication use for low-literacy and non-native language speaking patients. They provide healthcare professionals with a useful tool to overcome communication and comprehension issues that may arise.

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