Pharmaceuticals

USP Reference Standards: 5 Tools You Should Know About

Resources for USP Reference Standards Users

Discover convenient tools and helpful tips related to using USP Reference Standards in your work. USP Reference Standards are intended for quality control use in conducting assays and tests in USP’s documentary standards for drugs, dietary supplements, and foods. 

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USP Q&A: Standards for Plastic Packaging Systems for Drug Products

USP standards for plastic packaging systems for drugs

Plastic packaging systems play an important role in protecting the drugs we use. However, a drug’s packaging must be compatible with the product and not compromise its stability, efficacy or safety. USP’s Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., provides insight into plastic packaging systems for drugs and how USP standards can support quality in this field.

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What the Letters "USP" Mean on the Label of Your Medicine

What "USP" Means on Your Medicine Label

Learn what the letters “USP” mean on medicine labels, the origin behind them, and how they are related to U.S. laws that aim to protect medicine and dietary supplement quality. 

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