The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is currently introducing some changes to the format of the USP and to its online platforms. Amongst others USP plans to discontinue printing the USP-NF in the current format.
Changes announced by the USP
The following changes have been announced by the USP.
The USP plans to
change the USP-NF Online from a publication-centric into a document-centric model. Therefore, it is planned to post a "Referencing Guideline" to help users with their internal documentation.
still publish the USP-NF standards on a set schedule. However, due to the document-centric platform the official date references are affected: - The general publication reference (e.g. USP41-NF36 1S) will no longer be an indication of an official period. - Each individual document within the new online publication will have its own official date reference, which is linked to a unique permanent documentary identifier (Unique DocIDs). The Unique DocIDs will only change when there is a revision to a document and do not change with each publication.
remove the publication name from the document view of a documentary standard from the History Tab. The "Switch Version" drop-down menu will also be removed.
discontinue printing the USP-NF. The USP 43-NF 38 edition will be the last printed edition available! USP published an updated Compendial Notice that provides a timeline for this change.
The Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) has already moved to a new online platform (starting with PF 45(1) in January 2019).
The legacy PF Online platform will continue to be available for access to the old issues of PF.