Blog Posts by USP Staff

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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USP Programs Help Tighten Africa’s Public Health Safety Net

Africa Public Health

Poor quality medicines are the source of an alarming, but often overlooked global health crisis. A report from the International Policy Network estimates that 700,000 people die every year from fake anti-malarial and tuberculosis drugs alone.

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Nigeria Celebrates a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Substandard Medicines

Nigeria Pharmaceutical Achievement

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs by acheiving internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation.

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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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4 Tips for Making Quality Health Resolutions

Each January, countless Americans begin the year by making promises to improve their lives or the lives of their family. Many New Year’s resolutions involve ways to improve health. A list of the most popular resolutions according to U.S. government sources includes: lose weight, eat healthy, get fit, stop smoking, and manage stress. 

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