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.
Almost half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Malaria Day in the Americas celebrates progress made to prevent, detect, treat and defeat malaria in this region. Learn how Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) is helping by increasing the availability of quality-assured antimalarials.
With assistance from USP's Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, Guatemala’s official medicines control laboratory has retained their ISO 17025 accreditation, a major milestone in its quest to combat the proliferation of poor quality medicines within its borders.
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.
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.
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs by acheiving internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation.
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the stories that resonated most with our readers in 2014. Here are the top 5 articles on USP Quality Matters blog.
There is a balance between ensuring we have access to prescription medications that help us stay healthy and protecting our communities against prescription drug abuse. The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) has new resources available about prescription drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.
Validation and verification of analytical procedures are quality assurance activities with broad impact in laboratory operations. Learn USP's role in the development of guidelines in these areas and how to contribute to the discussion.