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USP Q&A: Dissolution, Disintegration and Drug Release Tests

Margareth Marques Submitted by Margareth Marques on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:00
Answers to Common Questions about USP Standards for Dissolution, Disintegration and Drug Release Tests

Dissolution, disintegration and drug release tests are important tools during the entire lifecycle of a drug product, from early development throughout its shelf life. USP’s Margareth Marques, Ph.D., provides answers to common questions and insight into standards and resources for these tests. 

USP Verified and Good Housekeeping Seals–A Shared History

Anne Bell Submitted by Anne Bell on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 01:17
Dr. Harvey Wiley's Legacy and the USP Verified and Good Housekeeping Seals

The USP Verified Mark and the Good Housekeeping Seal help consumers find quality products in the marketplace. But did you know these two seals enjoy a shared history? Each is the legacy of the work of pioneering consumer activist and “Father of the Pure Food and Drug Act”—Harvey W. Wiley, M.D.

Removing Barriers to Improve Drug Quality in Africa

Latifa Boyce Submitted by Latifa Boyce on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:12
USP's Patrick Lukulay explains work to improve drug quality in Africa

Patrick Lukulay, USP’s VP of GHIPAfrica, discusses plans to leverage his new post in Accra, Ghana to advance pharmaceutical quality in Africa. Countering fallacies in drug quality through advocacy and working to help build an enabling environment that can sustain systems for effective regulation of medical products, he says, are needed for this to happen.

Malaria Day in the Americas 2015

Victor Pribluda Submitted by Victor Pribluda on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:45
Malaria Day in the Americas 2015

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.

Fighting Poor Quality Medicines in Guatemala

Latifa Boyce Submitted by Latifa Boyce on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 09:00
PQM Helps Fight Poor Quality Medicines in Guatemala

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.

Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Focus of USP Workshop

Anne Bell Submitted by Anne Bell on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Workshop

Global food and dietary supplement experts to gather Dec. 3–4 for workshop on economically motivated adulterationa and fraud. Organized by USP, American Botanical Council, and Food Protection and Defense Institute, the event will feature new tools and standards for identification and mitigation.