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2014-10-16 23:01:07

There is a true army of organizations working together to guarantee our food supply is safe. On World Food Day, USP explores who they are and their roles. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Many people do not stop to think about the quality of the food they eat because there are safeguards in place to make sure our food is nutritious and free of harmful substances. There is an army behind food safety and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is one among many organizations for which...

2014-09-23 23:06:11

Standards-setting organization comments on proposal regarding International Nonproprietary Names of biotherapeutics Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has submitted comments to a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the assignment of Biological Qualifiers (BQ) to biotherapeutics. USP supports the effort by the Expert Group of the Programme of International Nonproprietary Names (INN) to develop a consensus-based global...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.