Blog Posts by USP Staff

USP Encourages Quality Health & Volunteerism

USP Heart Walk

USP - built on the concept of volunteers working together to improve public health - will host a first-ever company Heart Walk to raise awareness and funds to support heart -related research.

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Quality at USP

Quality as USP

While USP is most well-known for its quality standards for medicines and their ingredients, USP also has initiatives focused on food ingredients, dietary supplements and other areas associated with the global supply of medicines. In celebration of World Quality Month, read more about USP's efforts related to product quality and standards.

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Debate on Proposed Guidelines for Handling Hazardous Drugs to Re-Open

hazardous drugs, health and safety

Chemotherapy medicines and drugs that can be considered hazardous, are lifesaving for patients, but repeat exposure poses significant health risks for the nurses and pharmacists who prepare and administer them. This week, USP announced it will publish revisions to a proposed chapter on the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings. It is just the latest example of the inclusive, informed, and transparent debate provided by USP on topics of critical importance to pharmacy and healthcare practice

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Pharmacists: Standing on the Bridge for One Health Medicine

Animal jobs

Do you know what healthcare provider cares for both animal and human patients?  A veterinary pharmacist. Gigi Davidson, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Chair of USP’s Compounding Expert Committee explains the unique role held by veterinary pharmacists in our latest pharmacists profile as part of American Pharmacists Month.

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Who’s Behind Food Safety?

Organizations that help to maintain a safe food supply in the United States

Most people in developed countries, whether they work in the food industry or not, take for granted that the food they consume is nutritious and free of substances that may be harmful to their health. What they may not realize is that it takes enormous effort from multiple stakeholders to keep their food "safe" on a daily basis. This article reveals the major players involved in maintaining a safe food supply in the United States.

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5 Tips to Avoid Adulterated Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements

Avoid Adulterated Pharnaceutical Products

The growing trend in dietary supplements intentionally adulterated with pharmaceuticals represents an alarming risk to public health. These products can be bought in stores and overwhelmingly via the Internet. Here are 5 tips to avoid such products.

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