Quality Standards

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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Updating Quality Standards for Nuclear Medicine and Radioactive Materials

Revised USP Quality Standards for Radioactive Articles

Nuclear medicine and medical imaging, such as PET scans, have changed how many diseases (e.g., cancer, Alzheimer's) are evaluated and treated. Learn how USP is updating its standards to reflect “state-of-the-industry” practices in this field. 

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