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.
Tiffany Chan, a PharmD candidate from Shenandoah University, details her rewarding experience participating in the 2015 USP Summer Internship Program.
While many individuals dismiss mistakes as ubiquitous and expected, healthcare professionals do not have the luxury to do so. A mistake in healthcare may cost a life, which makes medication error ownership a professional and moral challenge.
The home health environment presents particular challenges. Here are five tips to assist healthcare professionals in the delivery of optimal home-based patient care.
In Liberia, sellers of poor-quality medicines are capitalizing on public fears about Ebola. Learn what the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority is doing about it and how the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program--a collaborative effort between USAID and USP--is playing a role.
Do you know what healthcare provider cares for both animal and human patients? A veterinary pharmacist. Gigi Davidson, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Chair of USP’s Compounding Expert Committee explains the unique role held by veterinary pharmacists in our latest pharmacists profile as part of American Pharmacists Month.
Particulate matter in injectable drug products have been the reason for many recent drug recalls. In this blog post, Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., discusses sources of particulate matter and how to control them in the manufacturing process.
USP recruits expert volunteers during a call for candidates for its 2015-2020 cycle.
Each year, over a million Americans experience a health problem because they find their prescription labels difficult to read or understand. This article explores some of the common mistakes patients make when taking their medicines, and offers patient centered guidelines to help standardize and simplify prescription label information.