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.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, each day brings to light new realizations of just how interconnected, and sometimes vulnerable, the global supply chain for medicines is.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. seems to be part of nearly every news broadcast and news site today. And based on the number of people affected by this crisis, serious conversations about how to help are more important than ever.
The bipartisan support for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act demonstrates that legislators and policymakers recognize the value pharmacists bring to patients and the U.S. healthcare system. USP applauds this step and supports swift passage of this important legislation.
Find out answers to important questions about your medications during a special live Twitter Chat “Medication Safety 101: Usage, Storage, and Disposal” on March 23. Hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with NCPIE, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and the CHPA Educational Foundation, this online discussion aims to answer common patient questions on how to safely choose, take, store, and dispose of OTC medications.
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.
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.
Quality plays an integral role in connecting medical research and manufacturing to healthcare practice and consumers. The growing study of the microbiome and the potential health benefits of probiotics offers a particularly timely and illustrative example. Learn about the quality standards USP has developed for probiotics and how they could be the unifying thread connecting clinical research to academia, industry and patients/consumers.