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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...

2012-06-26 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...

2012-05-23 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...

2012-04-10 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...

2012-04-05 23:02:04

Olive Oil, Milk and Honey Represent Some of the Most Vulnerable Ingredients. USP Public Database is First Known Repository on Episodes of Food Ingredient Fraud, Economically Motivated Adulteration. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 In new research published in the April Journal of Food Science, analyses of the first known public database compiling reports on food fraud and economically motivated adulteration in food highlight the most fraud-prone ingredients in the food supply;...

2012-03-28 23:03:41

Organization Expanding Global Public Health Work with Focus on Substandard, Falsified and Counterfeit Medicines in Developing Countries (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 As it expands its work in the area of global public health with a focus on substandard, falsified and counterfeit medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently was invited to create a Commitment to Action as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes...


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