Despite efforts to establish strong pharmaceutical quality standards worldwide, illegal online drug sales of dangerous counterfeit medicines remains an urgent public health concern.
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.
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.
Kenya’s National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) recently attained a top international accreditation, multi-million dollar laboratory equipment for testing the quality of medicines, a new laboratory information management system, and an upgraded website.
USP's CEO Dr. Ron Piervincenzi relays his experiences and lessons learned from the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, which he recently attended as a private advisor to the U.S. delegation led by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell.
This World TB Day, Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program celebrates its achievement and commitment to taking an active role in reaching the millions of people with TB who are “missed” by health systems each year and do not get the care they need.
Poor quality medicines are the source of an alarming, but often overlooked global health crisis. A report from the International Policy Network estimates that 700,000 people die every year from fake anti-malarial and tuberculosis drugs alone.
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs by acheiving internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation.
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to highlight the stories that resonated most with our readers in 2014. Here are the top 5 articles on USP Quality Matters blog.