Terminology List

ANVISA
Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, the Brazilian national health surveillance agency
API
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
BP
The product is certified to conform to the prescribed specifications listed in the current edition and subsequent supplements of the British Pharmacopeia.
CoA
A certificate of analysis is an authenticated document, issued by Fagron that certified the quality and purity of pharmaceutical products and materials.
EP
The product is certified to conform to the prescribed specifications listed in the current edition and subsequent supplements of the European Pharmacopeia.
FDA
US Food and Drug Administration.
GDP
Good Distributing Practices. Good distribution practices ensure that the level of quality determined by GMP is maintained throughout the distribution network, so that authorised medicines are distributed to retail pharmacists and others selling medicines to the general public without any alteration of their properties.
GMP
Good Manufacturing Practice. Good Manufacturing Practice is a vital component of quality assurance which helps to ensure that medicinal products are consistently produced with the quality standards appropriate for their intended use.
MSDS
A material safety data sheet provides personnel with procedures for handling and working with substances on a safe manner and includes information such as physical data, toxicity, health effects, disposal, spill-handling procedures etc.
USP
The product is certified to conform to the prescribed specifications listed in the current edition and subsequent supplements of the US Pharmacopeia.