Author: The British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2016 will see the introduction of a new, integrated website pharmacopoeia.com that will provide a single place to access the BP online and to order British Pharmacopoeia Chemical Reference Substances. The site will replace pharmacopoeia.co.uk and will feature more information and a new look with improved functionality and accessibility.
This edition also sees the introduction of a download format for use offline. This replaces the USB, and has the benefit of being updated three times per year to harmonise with the European Pharmacopoeia.
Updated annually, the BP is the only comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products.
The BP 2016 includes almost 4,000 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, and becomes legally effective on 1 January 2016. Where a pharmacopoeial monograph exists, medicinal products sold or supplied in the UK must comply with the relevant monograph. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia are also reproduced in the BP.
- 37 new BP monographs
- 142 amended monographs
- One new BP Appendix for the DNA identification of herbs
- All European Pharmacopoeia monographs integrated (8th Edition as amended by Supplements 8.1 to 8.5)
- Three in-year updates to harmonise with the European Pharmacopoeia Supplements 8.6 to 8.8
- Download format
Launch of the new pharmacopoeia.com website