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Latest United States Pharmacopeia Stories

2013-12-03 23:02:15

PharmaCheck, a new inexpensive and portable tool with the potential to revolutionize detection of poor-quality medicines around the world, has been selected by Scientific American as one of the science magazine’s “World Changing Ideas of 2013 — Ten ways science may jazz up our gadgets, help to solve our most intractable problems and save lives.” PharmaCheck is featured in Scientific American’s December issue. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 PharmaCheck, a new...

2013-11-26 23:01:56

USP is joining other global health organizations in a campaign to raise awareness and mobilize strategic partners to address this growing problem. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Counterfeit and substandard medicines are a global health crisis, spread across an international marketplace for pharmaceuticals and their ingredients, which demands a cooperative solution. In a concerted effort to help protect people from fake medicines, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)...

2013-11-26 00:20:42

GENEVA, November 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Fake medicines put patients and the general public at risk. Patients believe they are receiving genuine treatment, but instead they are getting potentially dangerous products that could increase resistance to real treatments, and cause further illness, disability or even death. - Fight the Fakes campaign (http://www.fightthefakes.org [http://www.fighfakes.org ]) will raise...

2013-10-29 08:32:59

-- The Global Pharma Health Fund and the Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training sign an agreement to improve access to high quality, safe and beneficial medicines. WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new partnership to improve access to high quality, safe and beneficial medicines was formalized today between the Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF), a charitable organization initiated and funded exclusively by donations from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,...

2013-04-15 08:25:09

Updated Design Evokes Global Health Mission ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating nearly two centuries of dedication to science, standards and health, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has unveiled a new logo and tagline that convey the organization's key role in helping to ensure the quality of medicines and foods around the world. USP's new look is a visual expression of the principles embodied in the organization's strategic plan, which...

2013-03-12 08:28:49

New Version of the Microbiologically and Mechanically Closed Needlefree Automated System to Make Its European Debut at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) 18th Congress in Paris March 13-15 2013 SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced the European launch of a new version of Diana Hazardous Drug Compounding System at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) 18th Congress in Paris, France...

2013-02-11 16:27:54

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin D supplement potency varies widely, and the amount of vitamin D in over-the-counter and compounded supplements does not necessarily match the amount listed on the label, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The analysis showed that the amount of vitamin D in these supplements ranged from 9 percent to 146 percent of the amount listed on the label. Not only was there variation among...

2013-01-23 08:28:52

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 800 new records of "food fraud" added to the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) Food Fraud Database present new information about foods that are vulnerable to fraudulent manipulation in today's food supply. The first iteration of the database compiled 1,300 records of food fraud published between 1980 and 2010. The update increases the total number of records by 60 percent--and consists mostly of newer information published in...

2013-01-15 08:23:56

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), an internationally recognized standards-setting organization, has chosen MetricStream to monitor and enhance the quality of its operating procedures and processes, which are used to validate public quality standards for drugs, food, and dietary supplements. The MetricStream solution will streamline and integrate various audits carried out across USP facilities, laboratories, and processes. It...

2012-08-02 23:02:49

Protection of Global Heparin Supply Focus of International Meeting Rockville, Md (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 As part of its role in ongoing efforts to better safeguard the global supply of medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will co-host the “Fifth Workshop on the Characterization of Heparin Products” at its U.S. headquarters in Rockville, Md., August 14-15, 2012. Since 2008, USP´s workshop on heparin products has provided a forum for manufacturers, regulators...