The British Pharmacopoeia 2010 now published

TSO (The Stationery Office), on behalf of the British Pharmacopoeia Secretariat, part of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has recently published the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2010.

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances. Published annually, the BP contains monographs for pharmaceutical substances, formulated preparations and other articles used in the practice of medicine. The standards in the BP 2010 are legally effective in the UK from 1 January 2010.

The BP has been providing authoritative, official standards for pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products since 1864. Today, it is used in almost 100 countries worldwide and remains an essential reference for any individual or organisation working within pharmaceutical research and development, manufacturing and testing across the globe.

New to the BP 2010 are 40 monographs for formulated preparations, including veterinary medicines and additional standards for widely used unlicensed formulations. All European Pharmacopoeia 6th edition material up to and including Supplement 6.5 is integrated into the text of the BP 2010. In addition to the expanding number of monographs for licensed formulated products, the BP supports the regulatory work in the fields of herbal and complementary medicines by providing additional new and revised monographs for herbal medicinal products and for homeopathic stocks and mother tinctures.

The print edition of the BP 2010 comprises four volumes of the BP 2010 and a single volume of the BP (Veterinary) 2010. A single-user licence to the BP 2010 CD-ROM and single-user licence to the BP 2010 Online are also provided as part of the print package. The BP 2010 Onlineopens in new window is an integral part of the BP package, enabling access to the full text of the BP. The site has seen continuous development since its launch and the BP 2010 Online benefits from three free updates to harmonise with the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia.

In 2008 the BP was released for the first time as an eBook, the first pharmacopoeia worldwide to be made available in this format. The BP 2010 is again available as an eBook and contains the complete contents of the BP print edition including diagrams and charts. Facilitated by PDA technology the eBook offers high resolution screen quality, massive storage capability and, most importantly, portability enabling users to access the BP when they are out of the office or away from their printed set.

The BP 2010 eBook is exclusively available to those customers who have already purchased the hard copy of the British Pharmacopoeia.

The BP 2010 print edition (including CD-ROM and online package) is priced at £830, ISBN 9780113228287 and the BP 2010 eBook is priced at £398 (£457.70 inc VAT), ISBN 9780113228461, available exclusively to those who have purchased the 2010 print edition.

To order, visit www.tsoshop.co.uk/BP2010opens in new window or call +44 (0)870 243 0123