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2014-08-21 23:07:04

“We all have a role to play in halting the international trade in counterfeit, substandard or dangerous drugs, which stretches far beyond one nation, one industry or one organization.”– Ronald T. Piervincenzi Ph.D., chief executive officer, USP Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 As part of a continuing mission to improve global health, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has joined with the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) to combat the threat posed by the...

2014-08-19 23:11:33

Commercialization leadership from CIMIT helps PharmaChk receive prestigious $2M Transition-to-Scale Grant from the Saving Lives at Birth Partnership for continued development and scaling of a novel device to detect counterfeit and substandard drugs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 CIMIT, the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology, is proud to have facilitated Boston University’s PharmaChk team (http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=666&id=61726)...

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...

2014-06-30 23:07:18

New Sweetener, an Oat Bran-Derived Ingredient Linked to Health Benefits and a Guidance to Fight Milk Adulteration Among Proposed USP Quality Standards for Food Ingredients Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 A series of new proposed quality standards for food ingredients, including standards for a new sweetener that is a candidate for use in baked goods and an oat bran-derived ingredient linked to cholesterol control, are available for public comment by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention...

2014-06-16 23:06:24

Hispanic consumers are encouraged to look for the USP Verified Mark when purchasing dietary supplements and to talk to their health care provider about all the vitamins and other supplements that they use daily. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 “Next time you buy vitamins or other supplements, look for the USP Verified Mark and make sure to tell your health care provider about all the vitamins and other supplements you are taking," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of...

2014-06-13 23:04:12

Kyowa Hakko USA’s Setria Glutathione (USP) raises awareness of the importance of quality and purity within the supplement industry. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc. (Kyowa Hakko USA), the wholly owned subsidiary of KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD. (Kyowa Hakko Bio), has announced that Setria® Glutathione meets the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) monograph for glutathione. “Recently, the USP dietary supplements compendium released the first monograph for...

2014-06-10 23:02:02

Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program helps attain WHO approval for treatment of drug resistant TB. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that with the assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program, the first Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for injectables used in the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has been assessed by...


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