Blog Posts by USP Staff

Retiring USP Chief Science Officer Reflects on 29-year Career Improving Global Public Health

USP Chief Science Officer Retires

Dr. V. Srini Srinivasan, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, is retiring after 29 years at the United States Pharmacopeia, where he provided leadership for documentary standard setting activities for all of USP’s compendia while overseeing the organization’s global expansion to India, China and Brazil.

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The Role of Collaboration in Global Health: USP 2015 Convention

USP Convention 2015

Just one week from now, hundreds of Delegates, representing USP’s Convention Member Organizations, will gather in Washington, DC to elect USP’s Board of Trustees and Council of Experts as well as to make important decisions that will inform USP’s direction over the next five years, the 2015-2020 Cycle.

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Public Standards Promote and Protect Public Health

Public Standards for Public Health

The actions by the New York attorney general’s office and now a coalition of attorneys general from other states has brought renewed attention to a familiar discussion, how to ensure the quality of herbal products and dietary supplements in the U.S.

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5 Tips for Medication Safety in the Home Health Environment

patient safety week

The home health environment presents particular challenges.  Here are five tips to assist healthcare professionals in the delivery of optimal home-based patient care.

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Food Fraud Webinar Series Features USP, Runs March - April

Food Fraud Webinar

Intentional deception using food for economic gain, or food fraud, has been an ongoing challenge since the beginning of the food and drink industry. However, as the global supply chain continues to grow, and becomes more and more complex, so too do the stakes for everyone linked to this chain from manufacturers, retailers, and raw ingredient suppliers to regulators and ultimately the consumer.

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In Memoriam: Former USP CEO Jerome A. Halperin

Jerome Halperin obituary

Jerome A. Halperin died Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Touted as “a pharmacist among pharmacists” by Medscape, Halperin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of USP from March 1990 to April 2000.

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