National Formulary


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formulary

 [for´mu-lar″e]
a collection of formulae.
National formulary a book of standards for certain pharmaceuticals and preparations not included in the U.S.P; revised every 5 years, and recognized as a book of official standards by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Abbreviated N.F.

USP

 
United States Pharmacopeia, a legally recognized compendium of standards for drugs, published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc., and revised periodically; it also includes assays and tests for determination of strength, quality, and purity.

Na·tion·al For·mu·lar·y (NF),

(na'shŭn-ăl fōr'myū-lār'ē),
An official compendium formerly issued by the American Pharmaceutical Association but now published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to provide standards and specifications that can be used to evaluate the quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.

National Formulary

One of 2–the other is the US Pharmacopeia–official compendia recognized by Federal Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906; the NF's approved therapeutics are described and defined with respect to source, chemistry, physical properties, tests for identitification and purity, dosage range, and class of use

Na·tion·al For·mu·la·ry

(nash'ŏ-năl fōr'myū-lar-ē)
An official compendium published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (formerly issued by the American Pharmaceutical Association) for the purpose of providing standards and specifications that can be used to evaluate the quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.

Na·tion·al For·mu·la·ry

(NF) (nash'ŏ-năl fōr'myū-lar-ē)
An official compendium issued by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to provide standards and specifications used to evaluate quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.
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managing the national formulary (including pricing) falls on an autonomous national agency independent from the health department.
I have been chairing Drug Registration Board, National Formulary Committees etc as there were no trained practicing clinical Pharmacists, their contributions in this field were lacking as were of many doctors who had no training in the discipline of clinical therapeutics and clinical pharmacology.
"The approval of the first pill for MS, called Fingolimod (trade name Gilenya), which is a ray of hope for MS sufferers, has taken us one step back, because this medication has still not been incorporated into our national formulary," said the Association's head Lenia Takoushi.
The prescription of gluten-free foods, which are listed in the British National Formulary, costs Wales in the region of pounds 2m a year.
Dr Rayner said the Inquiry found junior doctor Dr Klran Tawana was told to prescribe "conventional" Amphotericln, but as she had only prescribed It once, she resorted to an Internet version of the British National Formulary medicines manual after being unable to find a paper copy.
"Since these deaths, I have taught my students to always prescribe drugs by the generic name and check everything in their dosage manual, the British National Formulary (BNF)."
"In the U.K., the British National Formulary states that hypnotics are appropriate for the management of severe insomnia only, for a maximum of 2-4 weeks.
These include personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food processing, plastics and others that require stringent credentials such as United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF).
All CITGO's Clarion food grade white mineral oils meet kosher certification requirements and the requirements of the US Food and Drag Administration (FDA), Food grade white mineral oils must meet the following standards established by the United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary (USP-NF): Colorless, odorless and tasteless: Free or nearly free of Fluorescence; Neutral to litmus; Pass Readily Carbonizable Substances Test: Meet limits for Polynuclear Compounds (FDA UV Test); Pass Solid Paraffin Test al 0 [degrees]C.

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