USP Member Memo — January 22, 2015

In This Issue:

(links to articles below)

2015 Convention Updates


The Preliminary Resolutions Report
Resolutions for USP Membership Consideration

Delegates representing the USP Member organizations will make decisions at the Convention Meeting in April on the leadership and direction of the organization over the next five years.  The Preliminary Resolutions Report outlines the four Resolutions that the Council of the Convention (CoC) has developed from those proposals received prior to the October 1st deadline.  Please note that the Final Resolutions Report will be available 30 days prior to the Convention Meeting.


Resources for Reviewing the Preliminary Report

The following tools provide background information and direction for those reviewing the Preliminary Resolutions Report:

*The CoC's Final Resolutions Report will be released on March 23, 2015, after which an email will be sent to Member and Observer Organizations.  The report will be available on USP's website.


2015 Beal Awardee

Congratulations to Gigi S. Davidson, BSPh, DICVP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Chair of the USP 2010-2015 Compounding Expert Committee (elected volunteer) and Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service - the organization's highest award.

The award is given once every five years and presented at the USP Convention Membership Meeting, which this year will take place April 22-25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Chosen for her contributions in developing standards for compounded preparations for both human and veterinary use during a critical period in public health, Ms. Davidson is the fifth person to receive the Beal Award, but she is the first woman and the first veterinary pharmacist to be honored.  Read More


In Other News


Open Mic: Hazardous Drugs <800>

The USP Compounding Expert Committee has revised the proposed new General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings. The proposed general chapterwas revised based on the nature and significance of the public comments received and will reappear in Pharmacopeial Forum for additional notice and comment. In an effort to answer stakeholder questions and respond to public input on this newly revised general chapter, USP will host an open microphone web meeting on February 20th, 2015 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST). If you wish to participate in the open microphone web meeting, please register at by 5 pm on February 19th, 2015. Space may be limited, so please register as soon as possible. Click here for more information.



Upcoming USP Workshops:  

(March 16, 2015 - March 17, 2015)
(March 16, 2015 - March 17, 2015)
Co-Sponsored by: PQRI and USP
(March 31, 2015 - April 1, 2015)
Click here for more information about USP workshops.

View previous 2014 Member Memos.