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2011-09-06 18:30:00

Product Class Quality, Bioassays, Regulatory Issues Related to Monoclonal Antibodies, Cell Therapies, and Other Biologics to Be Addressed Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 Increasingly used to treat certain advanced-stage cancers, chronic inflammatory diseases, and complex disorders such as cystic fibrosis, biologic and biotechnology products are providing answers to some of the unmet needs for a growing list of diseases. Collectively referred to as...

2011-08-05 00:00:31

Program draws on NSF's 66 years of public health expertise, including 25 years of pharmaceutical expertise through the NSF Health Sciences Division Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 NSF International, a global independent public health organization with 66 years of experience, including 25 years of pharmaceutical expertise through its NSF Health Sciences Division, is launching NSF Reference Standardsâ“ž¢, which will produce reference standards that are...

2011-06-21 10:18:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) announced today that its popular multivitamin, The Essentials®, has been independently tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, LLC, a company that tests health products for strength, purity and disintegration to determine whether the product is what it claims to be. ConsumerLab.com is among several independent testing companies that have given USANA the stamp of approval on its...

2011-02-09 00:01:26

May Pave the Way for Expanded Support to Developing Countries Rockville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 Recognizing the vital importance of quality-assured medicines to patients and healthcare providers, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) today announced it has launched a pilot Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to provide developing countries with greater capacity to test the quality of medicines. Under the TAP, participating countries will receive a comprehensive package of...

2011-01-03 10:32:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., January 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, universal standards to guide the content, language, format and appearance of prescription medication labels to reflect how patients read and understand medication instructions are being proposed on a national level. These labels can vary significantly from pharmacy to pharmacy, even though they are intended to convey critical information for the safe use of medications. The new standards, developed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial...

2010-11-22 10:30:00

BEDFORD, N.H., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics has released a list of manufacturers that have received EQP (Emerson Quality Program) seals for quality manufacturing, including the production of red yeast rice supplements. The list is intended to help healthcare professionals confidently recommend red yeast rice supplements to their patients. The announcement follows recent warnings published by Archives of Internal Medicine on the safety of red yeast rice, which is...

2010-11-08 10:26:00

Fake Medications in Use in Public Hospital, Many Other Sites ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substandard and counterfeit versions of thirteen key antimalarial medicines were uncovered in multiple locations across Ghana by the Medicines Quality Monitoring surveillance program. Set up by the Ghana Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in collaboration with the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the program samples...

2010-10-29 09:54:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the majority of the American public is overfed or obese and yet under-nourished in several key nutrients(1). For people who try or want to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, but still lack key nutrients, it is important to seek the right vitamins from foods and select supplements from high-quality brands they can trust to fill this nutritional gap. To view the multimedia assets...

2010-10-26 09:25:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation, a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations, today announced the 2011 dates for its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center. Located at the Baxa global headquarters in Englewood CO, the STAR Center furthers best practice in health-system pharmacy operations. The ACPE-accredited 2011 curriculum offers participants hands-on training in a state-of-the-art cleanroom and pharmacy...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

BEDFORD, N.H., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all supplements are created equally but Emerson Ecologics, the largest provider of dietary supplements and services to healthcare professionals, is taking aggressive steps to make it more clear to healthcare professionals and their patients which manufacturers to trust when it comes to a supplement's purity, identity and potency. In May, the company launched a first-of-its-kind quality assurance program called the Emerson Quality Program (EQP)...


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