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BP changes expiry date policy

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) has recently announced a new expiry date policy.

Previously a BP reference standard was only valid three months from the shipment date. This has now changed: In their announcement the BP states, that “as long as the batch number on the vial is shown as the current batch on the website, it is valid and suitable for use, provided it is unopened and stored according to the instructions given”.

However, if the batch number on the vial is different from the current batch on the BP website, the product is valid 12 months from the date of dispatch. Again, this applies only to unopened products which are stored correctly.

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