Over-the-Counter Medicines

Less is More: Modernizing Quality Standards for Over-The-Counter Drugs

Maintaining current quality standards for over-the-counter medicines

Given the wide public exposure and access to over-the-counter medicines, a major focus for USP is a sustainable strategy which helps ensure that quality standards for OTC products remain current at all times.

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Who’s Behind U.S. Standards for Medicine and Food Quality

Food experts wanted

USP recruits expert volunteers during a call for candidates for its 2015-2020 cycle.

 

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Do You Find Prescription Labels Hard to Read? You Are Not Alone

Many Americans find prescription labels hard to read

Each year, over a million Americans experience a health problem because they find their prescription labels difficult to read or understand. This article explores some of the common mistakes patients make when taking their medicines, and offers patient centered guidelines to help standardize and simplify prescription label information.

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