How to Adopt USP Labeling Standards to Increase Health Equity

Donna Bohannon, RPh, MS, principal scientist at US Pharmacopeia (USP), and Bhumi Khambholja, PharmD, MSHI, project manager of Wisconsin Health Literacy, discuss how to adopt USP standards for labeling to increase health equity.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Donna Bohannon, RPh, MS, principal scientist at US Pharmacopeia (USP), and Bhumi Khambholja, PharmD, MSHI, project manager of Wisconsin Health Literacy and author of the article Making Prescription Labels Easier to Understand, on how to adopt USP standards for labeling to increase health equity.

During the discussion, Bohannon and Khambholja addressed how USP prescription labeling standards are developed, how the prescription labeling standards were applied in Wisconsin, what the impact of the standards were in Wisconsin after implementation, the role of the pharmacist or state pharmacy associations in adopting these standards across the country, how often labeling standards get revised, and whether it’s helpful for pharmacists to reach out to USP with recommendations for revisions.

The video is the fourth in the series collaboration between Pharmacy Times and USP that highlights USP’s work to support the pharmacist and USP’s perspective on topical issues in the pharmacy field.