The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2011 is the authoritative, current collection of standards for UK medicinal substances and the official source of all UK pharmaceutical quality standards. It is an essential reference for anyone involved in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacture and testing, and plays a vital role in ensuring that all medicinal substances on the UK market meet standards of safety, quality and efficacy.
The BP comprises monographs, which set out the mandatory standards for active substances, excipients and formulated preparations, together with supporting General Notices, Appendices (test methods, reagents, etc) and Reference Spectra. Detailed information and guidance on various aspects of current pharmacopoeial policy and practice are provided in the Supplementary Chapters of the BP. The BP is supplied in a variety of formats designed for ease of use and a wide range of applications. The hard copy edition package comprises a boxed six volume set containing BP in five volumes and the BP (Veterinary) volume, plus single user access to the CD-ROM and BP Online via www.pharmacopoeia.co.uk, the dedicated BP website. The online format is easy to network, allowing access for a specified number of users or across an entire organisation site.
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