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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...

2009-10-01 12:55:47

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a change in heparin manufacturing controls will reduce the blood-thinning drug's potency. To ensure the quality of heparin and to guard against potential contamination, the United States Pharmacopeia -- a non-profit standards-setting organization -- adopted new manufacturing controls for heparin, the FDA said in a statement. These changes include a modification of the reference standard for the drug's unit dose. In an alert issued to healthcare...

2009-10-01 12:25:00

Adjustments may be needed to achieve desired anticoagulant effect in some patients New Heparin to Ship Starting October 8 SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted health care professionals to a change in heparin manufacturing that is expected to decrease the potency of the common blood-clotting drug. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) To ensure the quality of heparin and to guard against...

2009-09-29 09:10:26

USP's Annual Scientific Meeting addresses crucial issues of food and drug safety Counterfeit and adulterated food and drugs and advances in measurement science used to detect them emerged as key themes of the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) hosted by the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention. Held in Toronto, Canada, more than 300 people from 26 countries attended, making this a truly multinational event. Experts from all countries need to grapple with the worldwide proliferation of fakes...

2009-09-02 06:45:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmavite, a global leader in the dietary supplement industry, has signed a sponsorship agreement with LearnSomething to test the impact of shopper education on retail purchasing of dietary supplements. In a select number of retail stores for a ninety-day trial period, LearnSomething's ShopperAssist(TM) digital signage will be placed in aisles and at endcaps. From an LCD screen with ten user selectable buttons, shoppers will be able to access...

2009-08-12 08:51:00

OCEAN, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- QualTech Laboratories, Inc., an analytical testing laboratory specializing in biological assays, toxicity studies, and quality control measures, announced today that they have validated the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) method for the anti-factor IIa chromogenic assay for potency. This anti-factor IIa assay is a required component of the newly-revised Heparin Sodium monograph, which becomes effective October 1, 2009. The Heparin Sodium monograph...


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