Blog Posts by USP Staff

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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Monograph Development: Key Steps from Cradle to Catalog

How Pharmaceutical Monographs are Developed

Monograph development is a complex activity requiring participation from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and USP’s expert committees. In this article, learn the key steps in developing a monograph and where all these disciplines fit in the process.

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What You Should Know About Color Additives

What You Should Know About Color Additives

Without color additives, margarine wouldn’t be yellow and colas wouldn’t be brown. But like most Americans who consume processed foods, you may worry about the safety of these ingredients. This article sheds light on color additives, why they’re important, and how the FDA and quality standards in the Food Chemical Codex help to rule out harmful substances.

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