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2014-08-14 23:01:50

“USP’s Global Fellowship Awards are intended to advance research that contributes to innovative or updated quality standards for medicines and foods, as well as to foster the early-career scientists behind these new ideas.” – USP CEO Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 An international group of three promising scientists are the recipients of 2014–2015 Global Fellowship Awards from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), aimed at...

2014-08-07 23:01:33

USAID-USP-Boston University Collaboration Spurs Next Stage of Device Development Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 With the potential to revolutionize how medicines regulators, customs agents, procurement agencies, warehouse personnel, health facilities, and other providers throughout the world detect poor-quality medicines, a new portable device called PharmaChk will be supported with a $2 million transition-to-scale grant from Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for...

2014-08-06 23:04:26

“USP began as a social network – physicians, pharmacists and scientists gathering together to exchange ideas about how to improve the quality of medicines in the United States – and this blog is an extension of that conversation.” – CEO Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 A new “Quality Matters” blog hosted by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) was launched today to expand the social media conversation about efforts to improve global...

2014-07-02 23:06:27

Making sure that your family’s medicines are properly handled and stored during the summer season is an important part of keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy. Here are some summer-time tips from the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to help protect your medicines. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Fast Facts for Protecting Your Medicines This Summer Summer is the time for some serious fun in the sun. To keep your family members protected, bug sprays and SPF cover are probably...

2014-06-06 23:03:02

As part of an ongoing international effort to combat fake medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) joined other partners today in welcoming 11 new organizations to the global “Fight the Fakes” campaign. Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 As part of an ongoing international effort to combat fake medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) joined other partners today in welcoming 11 new organizations to the global “Fight the Fakes” campaign. “Counterfeit or...

2014-06-04 23:06:25

USP field testing has begun in Ghana for a new screening tool intended to help quickly detect counterfeit and poor quality medicines. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Field testing for a new screening tool intended to help quickly detect counterfeit and poor quality medicines has begun at the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT), located in Ghana. The new screening device, called CD-3+, was launched by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-05-01 23:07:07

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has proposed new and revised standards for organic impurities in drug substances and drug products—one of the critical quality attributes that has the potential to affect drug safety and efficacy. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has proposed new and revised standards for organic impurities in drug substances and drug products—one of the critical quality attributes that has the potential to affect drug...

2014-03-26 23:24:06

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates Marilyn K. Speedie, B.S. Pharm., Ph.D., dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, on being the recipient of the 2014 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Speedie is a pharmaceutical sciences trustee of the USP Board of Trustees, and has served on USP’s board since 2010. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) congratulates...

2014-03-05 23:03:22

The latest specifications for the identity and purity of about 1,200 food ingredients, including test methods and key guidance on critical issues, are included in the new Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), Ninth Edition. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The latest specifications for the identity and purity of about 1,200 food ingredients, including test methods and key guidance on critical issues, are included in the new Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), Ninth Edition. Published by the U.S....

2014-01-20 23:01:37

The 13th Science & Standards Symposium is scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27, 2014, in Hyderabad, India. (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit global health organization that creates and promotes quality standards for medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements, will host in association with the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) the 13th Science & Standards Symposium, scheduled for Feb. 26 - 27, 2014, in Hyderabad, India. Focusing on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.