Pharmaceuticals

Generic drugs: New approaches to maximize competition, lower prices and increase access

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Building the marketplace for generic medicines is a key strategy to containing drug costs in the US, one that USP actively supports through our standards-setting work.

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Pharmaceuticals, printers and paintballs: when variability in excipient quality is and isn’t acceptable

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Regardless of whether it’s prescription or over-the-counter, the ingredients on a drug product label typically include one, maybe two, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The rest of the list is comprised of “inactive” ingredients (excipients) which in reality are far from inactive. Variability may be acceptable for products such as printer ink and paintballs, but not pharmaceuticals, making quality standards for excipients critical to ensuring consistent drug quality.

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Exploring Continuous Manufacturing Technology and Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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As more drug makers adopt pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing, new technological developments and operational demands are resulting from new partnerships among academic centers and industry leaders, particularly in the past two years.  To this goal, USP recently formalized collaborations with Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), a leader in research on PCM. Learn more about the opportunities in this field.

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