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USP Monographs Will No Longer Cite Reference Standards Required by a General Chapter as of USP 41–NF 36

Type of Posting: General Announcement

Posting Date: 18–Nov–2016

For purposes of uniformity, starting with USP 41–NF 36 print and online editions, reference standards required by general chapters’ procedures will no longer be referenced in the USP Reference Standards <11> section of each monograph. Such references will be contained in the applicable general chapters. The change will be presented in printed and online versions as it is indicated in the example below:

USP Reference Standards <11>


● (CN 1-May-2018)

A list of affected monographs can be found here. Note that monographs appearing in Pharmacopieal Forum (PF) will reflect this change starting with PF 42(6) [Nov.–Dec. 2016].

Should you have any questions, please contact Horacio Pappa, Director General Chapters (301-816-8319 or