Pharmaceuticals

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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USP–NF Excipients: Challenges & Opportunities

Challenges and Opportunities in Updating USP-NF Excipients

Learn about USP’s comprehensive approaches for updating three high-priority excipient monographs—Guar Gum, Shellac, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene—the challenges encountered, and progress made implementing an initiative to develop up-to-date USP–NF excipient monographs.

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