Healthcare Quality

Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Protects Healthcare Workers and Patients

New Standards for Handling Hazardous Drugs Help Protect Personnel & Patients

New USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings provides consistent standards for the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings to help minimize exposure to healthcare workers, avoid unintended and repeated exposures, and reduce the potential for adverse consequences. 

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USP Quality Standards for Probiotics: Benefiting Consumers, Academia and Industry

USP Probiotic Standards

Quality plays an integral role in connecting medical research and manufacturing to healthcare practice and consumers. The growing study of the microbiome and the potential health benefits of probiotics offers a particularly timely and illustrative example. Learn about the quality standards USP has developed for probiotics and how they could be the unifying thread connecting clinical research to academia, industry and patients/consumers.

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Top 5 of 2015: Most-Read Quality Matters Blog Posts

Top Five Quality Matters Blog Posts of 2015

Thank you for helping Quality Matters spread the word in 2015 about USP quality standards and the important role our work plays in industry, public health and lives around the world. These five posts are the ones that you, our readers, found to be the most engaging and useful in 2015. 

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