Pharmacopoeias contain much information regarding drug and veterinary substances. Those commonly use or include the United States, British, and European Pharmacopoeias. The U.S. Pharmacopoeia (www.usp.org) has more than 4000 monographs featuring the standards for prescription and non-prescription drug ingredients and dosage forms, dietary supplements, medical devices, and other healthcare products. The monographs include descriptions, requirements, tests, analytical procedures, and acceptance criteria. Information on the British Pharmacopoaeia can be obtained from www.pharmacopoeia.org.uk and on the European Pharmaco-poaeia from www.pheur.org.
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