USP Prescription Container Labeling Chapter is Now the Official Standard

May 8, 2013

Topics: Prescriptions

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <17> Prescription Container Labeling, published in the USP 36–NF 31, became an official standard on May 1, 2013. The standards, which provide a universal approach to the format, appearance, content, and language of instructions for medicines in containers dispensed by pharmacists, was published in General Chapter <17> in November 2012. NABP was among the stakeholder organizations that contributed to the development of the new standards.