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2010-08-04 10:35:00

Errors in Administration of Injectable Medications in Hospitals, Other Healthcare Settings Have Been Implicated in Episodes of Severe Patient Harm ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To reduce the likelihood of patient death and disability resulting from errors in the administration of injectable medications in hospitals and other healthcare settings, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is advancing new labeling requirements that will standardize the information...

2010-08-03 05:00:00

Hidden Drugs and Steroids Found in More Than 170 Supplements Since 2008 YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new investigation in the September issue of Consumer Reports and available online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org describes a striking lack of government oversight for the bustling $26.7 billion dietary supplement market and identifies a "dirty dozen" list of supplement ingredients that have been linked by clinical research or case reports to serious adverse events,...

2010-07-21 12:31:00

LOURES, Portugal, July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione is announcing the nomination of two of its scientists to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), for the period 2010-2015. Jason Suggett, PhD has been named to the General Chapters - Dosage Forms Expert Committee and Nuno Matos is joining the Chemical Analysis Expert Committee. Jason Suggett joins as an expert in the field of inhalation products and will contribute his knowledge in the area of new testing procedures for inhalation...

2010-05-10 09:12:00

Format, Appearance, Content and Language Covered in Recommendations to Help Address Problem of Poor Health Literacy ROCKVILLE, Md., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To promote the establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels -- and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions -- an advisory panel formed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently issued a set of recommendations to bring consistency to...

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2010-05-10 11:28:43

Format, appearance, content and language covered in recommendations to help address problem of poor health literacy To promote the establishment of universal standards for prescription medication labels"”and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions"”an advisory panel formed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently issued a set of recommendations to bring consistency to labeling on dispensed prescription packaging. The...

2010-02-09 16:23:37

Inadequacies may contribute to drug resistance The first results from a large-scale study of key antimalarial medicines in ten Sub-Saharan African countries reveal that a high percentage of medicines circulating on national markets are of substandard quality and thus may contribute to the growth of drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent form of malaria. The findings, released Feb. 8 by the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) Program, a USAID-funded program...

2010-02-08 08:00:00

Inadequacies May Contribute to Drug Resistance ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first results from a large-scale study of key antimalarial medicines in ten Sub-Saharan African countries reveal that a high percentage of medicines circulating on national markets are of substandard quality and thus may contribute to the growth of drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent form of malaria. The findings, released today by the Promoting the Quality...

2009-11-18 15:43:51

Materials advance state-of-the-art pharmaceutical testing, respond to needs of in-vitro drug device industry To help bring greater certainty to the measurement of medication levels in a patient's bloodstream for three drugs with narrow therapeutic ranges, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is releasing new certified reference materials (CRMs). The three new CRMs are for carbamazepine, an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar...

2009-11-16 08:00:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation has published the 2010 course dates for training at its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center. The STAR Center, the world's first purpose-built premier facility designed for cleanroom and pharmacy practice demonstration, is located at the company's headquarters south of Denver, Colorado. Together, Baxa and USP will host 10 courses in 2010 to be taught by industry experts and members of the USP 797 Sterile...

2009-10-26 13:38:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With substandard and counterfeit versions of medicines intended to treat life-threatening diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis posing a growing threat throughout the developing world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention will expand their joint efforts to combat this menace by launching a new program over the next five years. The Promoting the Quality of...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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