In conversations about the role of quality standards in public health, you might come across the words “compendia” and “compendial.” At USP, terms like “compendial approaches,” “compendial standards,” and “compendial tools” are part of our everyday vocabulary.
January 1 was more than just the start of a new year for USP in 2018. It was the implementation date of two new standards designed to safeguard the global drug supply from potentially toxic impurities – mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead, for example.
USP was founded nearly 200 years ago by eleven doctors who wanted to ensure that the nation had access to quality medicines. They put together the first pharmacopeia, a book of recipes for making tinctures, extracts, and other medicines.
Today, we join the global health community in marking World Malaria Day. As we reflect on the major strides being made against this deadly disease, we also recognize that critical obstacles remain.
Stakeholders representing major gummy manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers, contract laboratories, and trade associations recently participated in a USP roundtable discussion on gummy dietary supplements. They shared their views on technical and quality challenges in manufacturing as well as scientific and public health considerations related to the future development of USP quality standards for gummy dietary supplements.
Discover convenient tools and helpful tips related to using USP Reference Standards in your work. USP Reference Standards are intended for quality control use in conducting assays and tests in USP’s documentary standards for drugs, dietary supplements, and foods.
Anthony Lakavage, Senior Vice President, USP Global External Affairs, shares insights on USP–India's 10th Anniversary and how USP is working globally to increase its impact on improving the quality of medicines, dietary supplements and foods worldwide.
New USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings provides consistent standards for the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings to help minimize exposure to healthcare workers, avoid unintended and repeated exposures, and reduce the potential for adverse consequences.