May 2016

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in LMICs: Where Things Go Wrong

Root Causes of Substandard Medicines

In LMICs, the availability of medicines manufactured locally that do not meet quality standards is a leading cause of treatment failure and adverse events in patients and is undermining public health interventions. But where do things go wrong during pharmaceutical manufacturing in LMICs that give rise to this problem? Learn more.

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Developing Quality Standards for Metal Packaging Used in Drug Products

Standards for Metal Packaging

Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., USP’s Senior Scientific Liaison, provides insight into metal packaging systems for drugs and how USP standards can support quality in this field. Dr. Hunt works closely with USP’s Expert Committee on Packaging and Distribution—the volunteer experts who serve as key decision-makers in the USP standards-setting process. Learn more.

 
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Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Today, many critical, life-saving medicines go through a complex global supply chain before ever reaching the patient. USP’s public standards play important roles throughout that supply chain. Learn more.

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Working Together to Protect Over-the-counter Medicine Quality: Microbial Testing

Quality of OTC Medicines

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, drugs available to consumers/patients without a prescription, play an important role in our modern healthcare system. An upcoming Consumer Healthcare Products Association workshop highlights how USP collaborates with key stakeholders to help address specific needs in OTC manufacturing and testing related to drug quality. Learn more.

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Congress to Remove Key Safety Component of Imported Medicines

Imported Biologic Medicines

The American drug supply is among the safest in the world, with many protections for consumers and patients.  However, a pending proposal in Congress would remove key protections for all biologic drugs—crucial and lifesaving medicines we take like insulin, human growth hormones, and blood thinners. Learn more. 

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