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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...

2014-03-11 23:04:26

Comar offers bottle, tip and 15mm SecureCap™ closure are available for shipment to over-the-counter and prescription manufacturers of ophthalmic and nasal products Buena, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Comar LLC, a leading supplier of children’s dosing devices, announced that its SecureCap™ Child-Resistant Closure has passed the CPSC testing requirements for child-resistant (CR) packaging. The closures allow manufacturers of over-the-counter and prescription eye drops and nasal sprays...

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....

2014-02-25 23:21:28

Mono-Coat® 1973W is certified as compliant with U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI panel of biocompatibility tests. Howell, Mich. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development and production of mold release agents and casting lubricants, has received a “Certificate of Compliance” to the USP Class VI panel of tests by NAMSA for its Mono-Coat® 1973W. NAMSA, an independent testing laboratory, certified the release agent for use in the molding of...

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...

2014-01-11 23:00:36

Today marked the official inauguration of its expanded state-of-the-art laboratory and administrative facility in Shanghai, China. Shanghai (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a nonprofit global health organization that creates and promotes quality standards for medicines, herbal medicines/dietary supplements and food ingredients, today marked the official inauguration of its expanded state-of-the-art laboratory and administrative facility in Shanghai, China....

2014-01-08 23:20:42

Piervincenzi to Assume Leadership as of February 1, 2014 Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The Board of Trustees of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) today announced that Ron Piervincenzi will become the Chief Executive Officer of USP and chair of USP’s standards-setting body, the Council of Experts. Piervincenzi will assume these responsibilities February 1, 2014. “I am excited and honored to lead USP’s mission to improve global health,” said Piervincenzi....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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