Blog Posts by USP Staff

Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Safeguarding the Global Supply of Medicines Including Biologics

Today, many critical, life-saving medicines go through a complex global supply chain before ever reaching the patient. USP’s public standards play important roles throughout that supply chain. Learn more.

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Working Together to Protect Over-the-counter Medicine Quality: Microbial Testing

Quality of OTC Medicines

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, drugs available to consumers/patients without a prescription, play an important role in our modern healthcare system. An upcoming Consumer Healthcare Products Association workshop highlights how USP collaborates with key stakeholders to help address specific needs in OTC manufacturing and testing related to drug quality. Learn more.

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Honoring the Volunteers Who Make USP’s Mission a Reality

USP Thanks Its Volunteers

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, USP is proud to recognize and honor the more than 640 volunteers who serve on USP’s standards-setting and advisory bodies—the USP Council of Expert, Expert Committees and Expert Panels. These dedicated individuals help USP fulfill its mission to improve global health by readily sharing their knowledge in the continuous revision of USP’s public standards that help ensure the quality of medicines, dietary supplements and foods.

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Quality Standards for Gummy Dietary Supplements Topic of Recent USP Roundtable Discussion

USP Roundtable on Gummy Dietary Supplements

Stakeholders representing major gummy manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers, contract laboratories, and trade associations recently participated in a USP roundtable discussion on gummy dietary supplements. They shared their views on technical and quality challenges in manufacturing as well as scientific and public health considerations related to the future development of USP quality standards for gummy dietary supplements.

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A Multi-Sectorial Approach to Ensuring Medical Product Quality & Supply Chain Integrity

USP Contributes to APEC Initiative to Ensure Medical Product Quality & Supply Chain Integrity

Learn about USP's involvement in the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum and how this group is improving access to quality medical products by helping Asian-Pacific economies prevent, detect and respond to spurious, substandard, falsified, falsely-labelled and counterfeit products in their supply chains.

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USP Reference Standards: 5 Tools You Should Know About

Resources for USP Reference Standards Users

Discover convenient tools and helpful tips related to using USP Reference Standards in your work. USP Reference Standards are intended for quality control use in conducting assays and tests in USP’s documentary standards for drugs, dietary supplements, and foods. 

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