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What is Compounding?

Jeanne Sun Submitted by Jeanne Sun on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Preparing or mixing a drug

Compounding plays a critical role in treating and preventing disease when commercially available medicine is unsuitable. USP has developed standards for compounding practitioners since 1820, and presently provides three types of standards to help ensure quality compounded medicines.

Why a Monograph for Fully Hydrogenated Oils and Fats is Needed

USP Guest Submitted by USP Guest on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00
Definition of Hydrogenated Fats

The FDA has given the food industry up to three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the human food supply. In recent years, fully hydrogenated oils and fats (FHOs) have been used as an alternative to PHOs but there are no public monographs with definitions of FHOs to help ensure buyers that ingredients meet prescribed measures for composition and purity.