Pharmacists' Pharmacopeia

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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Oh, the Possibilities! What I Learned from My Pharmacy Internship at USP

Tiffany Chan, 2015 USP Pharmacy Intern

Tiffany Chan, a PharmD candidate from Shenandoah University, details her rewarding experience participating in the 2015 USP Summer Internship Program.

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Debate on Proposed Guidelines for Handling Hazardous Drugs to Re-Open

hazardous drugs, health and safety

Chemotherapy medicines and drugs that can be considered hazardous, are lifesaving for patients, but repeat exposure poses significant health risks for the nurses and pharmacists who prepare and administer them. This week, USP announced it will publish revisions to a proposed chapter on the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings. It is just the latest example of the inclusive, informed, and transparent debate provided by USP on topics of critical importance to pharmacy and healthcare practice

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