Reference Standards

Pharma-Co-What?

The role of a pharmacopeia

When it comes to making and administering medicines – precision is paramount. To ensure consistency – the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists and healthcare professionals benefit from a universal reference. That reference is a pharmacopeia – a reference book (and today an online resource) of very specific formulations and quality tests for drug ingredients and medicines.

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Discussing a Lifecycle Approach to Validation and Verification of Analytical Procedures

Validation and verification of analytical procedures are quality assurance activities with broad impact in laboratory operations. Learn USP's role in the development of guidelines in these areas and how to contribute to the discussion. 

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Consumers Choose Quality Supplements with the Help of the USP Verified Mark

Consumers can identify high quality dietary supplements

Recent news stories have pointed to concerns about the quality of dietary supplements.  Yet most Americans take vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements as a part of their daily health regimen. To choose a quality supplement, look for the USP Verified Mark, which indicates the supplement not only meets regulatory requirements, but was made to even higher quality standards and subject to third party testing.

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