Blog Posts by Ron Piervincenzi

Convening Experts to Examine the Critical Underpinnings of Antimicrobial Resistance Strategies

Scenarios of a post-antibiotic society are dire and include massive, highly preventable loss of life, widening socio-economic disparities, and significant economic shortfalls. Estimates of the potential economic impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be as large as a global annual GDP shortfall of nearly $3.4 trillion by 2030 and $7 trillion by 2050.[i] Currently, 700,000 people die every year due to drug-resistant infections globally.[ii]

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Introducing the USP Quality Institute

Amid the backdrop of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), USP introduced its Quality Institute – a center that will conduct much-needed research to foster evidence-based policy decisions that can help increase the availability of quality-assured medicines worldwide.

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People, Partners and Public Health: New Brand Showcases How USP Improves Health Around the World

Experience the New Brand Identity

Today, two billion people – more than 25% of the world’s population – benefit from the quality standards we develop with our partners for how medicines, dietary supplements, and food are produced. These standards help build a foundation for quality that makes the world a safer and healthier place. Click here to read more.

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Appreciating Science, Scientists, and the Questions They Ask

An appreciation of science, scientists, and the questions they ask. Read more.

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3 Reasons Why USP Supports Pharmacist Healthcare Provider Status Legislation

Pharmacist Healthcare Provider Status Legislation

The bipartisan support for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act demonstrates that legislators and policymakers recognize the value pharmacists bring to patients and the U.S. healthcare system. USP applauds this step and supports swift passage of this important legislation.

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Abandoning Quality Standards for Biologic Drugs Jeopardizes Patient Safety

Patient Confidence in Biologic Medicines

Legislation being considered by Congress will remove the requirement that all biologic medicines – drugs such as insulin, vaccines, cancer treatments and other therapies made using living matter – comply with public quality standards of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP). This same legislation would also apply to biosimilars. As a result, public confidence in biologics and biosimilars as well as patient safety would be at risk. Learn more.

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