Pharmaceuticals

What Is a USP Standard?

drug reference standard

Developing documentary standards and Reference Standards is the core of what we do at USP. These standards help to assess the quality, strength, identity, and purity of chemical medicines, food chemicals and ingredients, dietary supplements, and biologics, among other items. 

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Indian Pharma’s Role in Global Drug Supply

India Pharma and Global Drug Supply

India is a prominent player in today’s global pharmaceutical arena and a major contributor to the world’s supply of medicines. A large number of generics and OTC medicines in the U.S. are imported from India, which makes USP's collaborations with Indian pharma critical.

 

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Elemental Impurities – Their Impact on Drug Quality

While manufacturers have to ensure the quality and consistency of ingredients that go into a final pharmaceutical product, they must also employ measures for the proper control of unwanted impurities in drugs and drug ingredients.

Today, approximately 80% of all active pharmaceutical ingredients in medicines sold in the U.S. are manufactured in another part of the world. While manufacturers have to ensure the quality and consistency of ingredients that go into final pharmaceutical products, they must also employ measures for the proper control of unwanted impurities in drugs and drug ingredients.

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