The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2017 supersedes the BP 2016 and becomes legally effective on 1 January 2017. This edition incorporates new BP and European Pharmacopoeia monographs and a significant number of revised monographs. Also included is new information for unlicensed medicines and DNA barcoding.
Updated annually, the BP is the only comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products.
The BP 2017 includes almost 4,000 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. Where a pharmacopoeial monograph exists, medicinal products sold or supplied in the UK must comply with the relevant monograph. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia are also reproduced in the BP.