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USP Key Issue: Standards for Veterinary Drugs May 31, 2013

Original Posting: 31–May–2013


Consistent with its commitment to provide public standards for the quality, consistency, purity, identity, and strength of all medicines, USP is advancing its standards for drugs for veterinary use. These standards include monographs and general chapters (including those devoted to veterinary drug topics) applicable to any articles recognized in the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF), whether in the form of a manufactured or a compounded preparation. USP has been active in setting standards for veterinary drugs for many years, and recently has expanded its mission statement to acknowledge this.

Current Activities

Solubility Criteria for Veterinary Drugs

A summary of the discussions during the Workshop on Solubility Criteria for Veterinary Productsthat took place at USP headquarters in Rockville, MD on November 7–8, 2012 will be published in Pharmacopeial Forum 39(4), together with Stimuli articles that will provide explanations for the approaches to be included in a new USP General Chapter <1236>, provisionally titled Determination of Thermodynamic Solubility of Active 
 Ingredients for Veterinary Species.

For additional information, contact Margareth Marques, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison ( or +1-301-816-8106).

Veterinary Drugs Stakeholder Forum

On November 9, 2012, USP held its first Veterinary Drugs Stakeholder Forum, which provided an opportunity to educate stakeholders on USP activities, help USP staff understand veterinary drug issues, and discuss compendial issues and emerging USP initiatives that may affect veterinary drug stakeholders. USP anticipates holding a second Veterinary Drugs Stakeholder Forum on November 20–21, 2013.

Compounding Monographs

The USP–NF includes standards of identity  continue reading here

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