When a problem puts millions of lives at risk, costs economies billions of dollars and undermines decades of hard-earned health progress, it deserves prompt and strategic attention. I’m describing the consequences of poor-quality medicines – a worldwide problem that deserves worldwide attention.
When is an airline a critical part of the healthcare system? When countries—such as Ethiopia—must import life-saving medicines.
Countries throughout Africa are working to harmonize standards to make processes more efficient and help bring needed pharmaceuticals to market, while protecting medicines quality. Learn more
The opioid crisis in the U.S. seems to be part of nearly every news broadcast and news site today. And based on the number of people affected by this crisis, serious conversations about how to help are more important than ever.
Today, two billion people – more than 25% of the world’s population – benefit from the quality standards we develop with our partners for how medicines, dietary supplements, and food are produced. These standards help build a foundation for quality that makes the world a safer and healthier place. Click here to read more.
Men are more likely than women to smoke and drink alcohol, put off regular medical checkups, and make less than healthy choice. Some men use dietary supplements to help them achieve their health goals, with many good results. However, some scientists are becoming increasingly cautious about these supplements because of the way they can impact the liver. One way to avoid adulterated supplements is to seek out the USP Verified Mark on the labels.
The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) convened in May 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, where hundreds of public health experts converged to discuss crucial global health topics including, antimicrobial resistance, global health security, health systems strengthening and more.
Given the intersection between global health security and women's health, as well as women's unique role in strengthening health systems, it is critical to invest in women as change agents Dr. Katherine Bond, USP's of VP International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs explains.