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.
Although mix-ups appear to be rare, these errors in vaccine administration can have serious consequences to patients, including lack of proper protection from a disease, the need to revaccinate, diminished trust in vaccines, and increased healthcare costs.
Comment on USP's proposed Drug Classification System by December 5, 2016.
Two students from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, report on their summer internship at USP sharing their experiences, lessons learned and hopes for a bright future career impacting public health.
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.
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.
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.
Tiffany Chan, a PharmD candidate from Shenandoah University, details her rewarding experience participating in the 2015 USP Summer Internship Program.