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2012-07-26 23:02:49

New Technology Represents Next-Generation Tool for Detecting Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 A new platform for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines using microfluidics has been recognized with a grant from Saving Lives at Birth´s “Grand Challenge through Development.” Dubbed PharmaCheck, the technology is a portable, field-based tool for assessing the quality of medicines in developing countries with increased accuracy,...

2012-07-26 23:02:31

USP Board Member Receives President´s Lifetime Achievement Award. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Robert Buchanan, Ph.D., United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Board of Trustees At Large member, was honored with the International Association for Food Protection´s (IAFP) President´s Lifetime Achievement award. According to IAFP, the award is given to “an individual who has made a lasting impact on Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® through a lifetime of...

2012-07-14 23:03:02

USAID-USP Program Aids in Training Personnel, Making Laboratory Operational. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 In an important step towards further protecting its national supply of good quality medicines, the nation of Mozambique recently has established the Laboratório Nacional de Controle de Qualidade dos Medicamentos (LNCQM), which is responsible for testing the quality of pharmaceutical products and plays an important role in the battle against the proliferation of substandard...

2012-06-27 02:23:39

Pharmacists Select Nature Made As the Leading VMS Brand in 7 Segments NORTHRIDGE, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nature Made® is the leading choice of pharmacists in seven key vitamin and supplement segments, according to a broad survey and ranking by U.S. News & World Report Health, in collaboration with Pharmacy Times. Nature Made is the # 1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for Letter Vitamins (A, B, C, D, and E), CoQ10, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Herbal...

2012-06-26 23:02:17

To help ensure the quality of compounded medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has launched USP on Compounding: A Guide for the Compounding Practitioner, an electronic publication that includes all the compounding-related general chapters from the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary (USP-NF). Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 To help ensure the quality of compounded medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention(USP) has launched USP on Compounding: A Guide...

2012-06-11 10:24:46

DETROIT, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Patients' Rights Association (NPRA)--a Michigan-based alliance of leading medical marijuana advocates working to protect patient rights--today announced opposition to a proposed administrative change to the public health code that could negatively impact patients and caregivers. House Bill 5681, introduced under the guise of helping ensure the quality and purity of medical marijuana, would essentially lead to the equivalent of a big box...

2012-05-23 20:48:42

Detection procedures, acceptable limits for testing established by USP As part of its ongoing efforts to help ensure the quality of medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has announced two new standards related to elemental impurities: General Chapters <232> Elemental Impurities–Limits and <233> Elemental Impurities–Procedures. The new standards provide procedures for the detection of selected impurities in drug products based on modern analytical...

2012-05-23 20:44:01

Third round of improvements to blood thinner standard announced by USP To help further secure a safe supply of the widely—used blood thinner heparin, a third round of revisions to quality standards for the drug has been advanced by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). USP's Expert Panel on Unfractionated Heparin ended a two-day meeting on May 16th, 2012, and recommended finalization of the proposed changes. The revisions are scheduled to appear in the November—December 2012...

2012-05-08 02:28:39

EUSTIS, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) announced today that its Parry Organic Spirulina Ingredient has been certified under the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (USP DIVP) and that Parry Nutraceuticals has earned the authorization to use the USP Verified Mark on product labels and Certificates of Analysis (CofAs). The USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program is a rigorous, in-depth process involving auditing,...

2012-04-10 23:01:55

USP Board Paves the Way for Center in Ghana for Pharmaceutical Training in Sub-Saharan Africa Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 The threat of counterfeit and substandard medicines is a problem that not only affects developing countries, but has repercussions felt around the world. Expanding upon its long-standing commitment to improving the quality of all medicines, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has increased its philanthropic outreach with the proposed creation of a...