On this World Malaria Day, the world is calling for an end to malaria. We must increase efforts to ensure that antimalarials used to treat malaria are safe, effective and of good-quality. Here are some ways we can close the treatment gap and provide the millions of people newly infected with malaria each year with reliable, quality-assured medicines.
The 69th World Health Assembly, took place in Geneva on May 23 – 28, 2016, and USP was honored to co-host a high level discussion on global public health and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). This article captures parts of the conversation that took place not only in Geneva but via social media as well.
Today, many critical, life-saving medicines go through a complex global supply chain before ever reaching the patient. USP’s public standards play important roles throughout that supply chain. Learn more.
For a hundred years, federal law has required that all drugs adhere to public quality standards—part of ensuring safety and protecting the public’s health. Language that would exempt biologics, including biosimilars, from adhering to the same public quality standards as other prescription medicines was recently added to the FDA and NIH Workforce Authorities Modernization Act. Learn about the potential impact this biologics quality exemption may have on competition, product development, and the public's confidence in biologics and biosimilars.
Learn about USP's involvement in the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum and how this group is improving access to quality medical products by helping Asian-Pacific economies prevent, detect and respond to spurious, substandard, falsified, falsely-labelled and counterfeit products in their supply chains.
Learn about unique career paths in pharmacy. APhA CEO Thomas Menighan discusses his personal journey in pharmacy and provides insight into non-traditional roles for pharmacists highlighted in the new, free webinar series Careers Beyond the Pharmacy Counter.
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.
Learn about and view the new suite of physical and written standards that USP is developing to help biologics manufacturers develop and analyze therapeutic proteins. New general chapters address analytical procedures for monoclonal antibodies, oligosaccharides, and protein determination.
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.