USP Member Memo — January 22, 2015
In This Issue:
(links to articles below)
- The Preliminary Resolutions Report
2015 Convention Updates
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.
- USP Resolutions Process Graphic depicts the USP Resolutions process and its relevance.
- Report on Resolutions:Consider This gives background information about USP, explains the roles of Delegates and Observers, and supplies some thought-provoking questions.
*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.
Congratulations to Gigi S. Davidson, BSPh, DICVP
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
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.