The British Pharmacopoeia 2015, the official source of British pharmaceutical standards
Produced by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, and updated annually, the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the official, authoritative collection of standards for UK medicinal substances for human and veterinary use.
150 Years Setting Quality Standards
The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of setting quality standards for medicines and medicinal products in the UK. To celebrate this sesquicentenary year, each copy of the BP 2015 includes a complimentary, commemorative digital facsimile of the BP 1864 - the first edition. This edition also sees the introduction of a USB format which replaces the CD-ROM.
The 2015 edition includes almost 3,500 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. 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.
Now used in over 100 countries, the BP remains an essential reference for all individuals and organisations working within pharmaceutical research and development, manufacture and testing around the globe.
New for 2015
Legally effective from 1 January 2015
39 new BP monographs
144 amended monographs
One new BP Supplementary Chapter
Three in-year online updates to harmonise with the European Pharmacopoeia Supplements 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5
All European Pharmacopoeia monographs integrated (8th Edition as amended by Supplements 8.1 and 8.2)
Complimentary 150th Anniversary USB containing a digital facsimile of the BP 1864