Healthcare Quality

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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A <797> Rewritten with Patient Safety in Mind

Revised USP Standards for Compounding Sterile Preparations

Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Chair of USP's Compounding Expert Committee shares her thoughts and background information on proposed revisions to <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations. Compounding practitioners are encouraged to view and share comments on the changes online.

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