Medicines

Compendium, compendia, compendial: Clearing up the mystery of these terms

In conversations about the role of quality standards in public health, you might come across the words “compendia” and “compendial.” At USP, terms like “compendial approaches,” “compendial standards,” and “compendial tools” are part of our everyday vocabulary. But their meaning can be a bit of a mystery to people who work outside of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies.

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Can changes to prescription labels and other public standards help tame the opioid crisis?

The opioid crisis in the U.S. seems to be part of nearly every news broadcast and news site today. And based on the number of people affected by this crisis, serious conversations about how to help are more important than ever. The CDC estimates that more than 100 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And nearly 12 million people – close to 4% of the U.S.

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My Work as a USP Volunteer: How the Heparin “Dream Team” Brought Hope to A Friend

Dr. Wesley (Wes) Workman, USP Volunteer

Dr. Wesley (Wes) Workman, USP Volunteer and Chair, General Chapters–Biological Analysis Expert Committee reflects on his volunteer role at USP and his work with what he refers to as the "dream team" of the heparin world.

 
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