Pictograms, a free resource from USP, are simple illustrations that help ensure proper medication use for low-literacy and non-native language speaking patients. They provide healthcare professionals with a useful tool to overcome communication and comprehension issues that may arise.
The USP Verified Mark and the Good Housekeeping Seal help consumers find quality products in the marketplace. But did you know these two seals enjoy a shared history? Each is the legacy of the work of pioneering consumer activist and “Father of the Pure Food and Drug Act”—Harvey W. Wiley, M.D.
October is Talk About Your Medicines Month. Sponsored by NCPIE, a USP Convention member organization, this annual opportunity encourages patients and healthcare providers to engage in conversation about medications and their safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.
Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Chair of USP's Compounding Expert Committee shares her thoughts and background information on proposed revisions to <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations. Compounding practitioners are encouraged to view and share comments on the changes online.
Tiffany Chan, a PharmD candidate from Shenandoah University, details her rewarding experience participating in the 2015 USP Summer Internship Program.
Over and under dosing--especially of children--based upon the “teaspoon” dosing instruction, can prolong an illness, compound an existing ailment, and may lead to death. USP has joined a growing chorus of public health organizations and government agencies calling for an end to the teaspoon as a unit of medication dosage measurement.
This World TB Day, Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program celebrates its achievement and commitment to taking an active role in reaching the millions of people with TB who are “missed” by health systems each year and do not get the care they need.
Each January, countless Americans begin the year by making promises to improve their lives or the lives of their family. Many New Year’s resolutions involve ways to improve health. A list of the most popular resolutions according to U.S. government sources includes: lose weight, eat healthy, get fit, stop smoking, and manage stress.