Talk:British Pharmacopoeia

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Edit by the BP's Editor[edit]

Whilst I appreciate User:Vallenderm from this edit that you state "Expanded by the Editor in Chief of the British Pharmacopoeia Mrs Matilda Vallender ( to reflect the current rage of products and services provided by the BP", normally one is not meant to edit articles about topics or products one is personally involved with, please see the guideline Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. I appreciate though your openness in indicating who you are :-)

You obviously will have detailed knowledge on the BP, and thus will be a great source for improving both this and a number of other wikipedia articles. Let me highlight some policies, else your edits potentially risk being reverted as biased or promotional (for the BP). The issues are that all information in an encyclopaedia must be WP:Cited from WP:Reliable sources in order to WP:Verify. As an involved party, you risk being seen as lacking objectivity and WP:Neutral point of view.

As an example, the current version includes the sentence "Now used in over 100 countries with exposure in most continents of the world, the British Pharmacopoeia sets the standard for pharmaceutical compliance across the globe". Now whilst this may be true (and indeed as a Brit I too would like to think so), but without citing a source for the opinion that it "sets the standard", this seems like promotional WP:Peacocking, and I suspect our American editors will have a differing view on the relative merit of their own pharmacopoeiae :-)

In general as an involved party it is probably better to raise possible missing information here on the articles talk page, and then let another unconnected editor decide whether or not to update the article; again please look at the help offered at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest.

Please do not take any of this to be trying to bite the newcomer, we really do welcome your help and expertise. If you need any help with wikipedia, marking up text or adding citations, do please ask. I will for now step back and let you have a chance to review the above points and consider how you wish to complete your current updating of the article, before returning to copyedit the wikistyling and review the changes later :-) Yours David Ruben Talk 18:45, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Dear David

I take your points and have just edited the article. Thank you for giving good editorial guidance so nicely. I think however that User:Vallenderm ought to be regarded as an authoritative source of information on the topic despite potential conflicts of interest, and your note above suggests to me that you would agree in principle with that. Do my edits do sufficient justice to your concerns?

Yours Ddruk 15:09, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

More about the publisher....[edit] -- (talk) 09:08, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Could anyone (insiders...???) please pickup which herb oil is for topical use from the following info...[edit]

-- (talk) 06:27, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

I have used three herb oils for me to appling to my unease back

-- (talk) 06:44, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

-- (talk) 06:49, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

2 of them have been ok, but one brought about corroded skin

Is this related to

or other reasons...???-- (talk) 06:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

-- (talk) 07:25, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

BTW, only one of the ok ones contains Methyl salicylate-- (talk) 07:06, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

My gut feeling is that whether the herb oils contain the chemical or not, their topical toxicological/allergic review should be implemented officially. And yet, the preparations should be subjected to clinical trials that involve multi-racial participants. Actually, any drug should do that-- (talk) 09:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


the relevant specifications, and the test methods should be issued for guided use

Call for the pharmacopial of OTC topical herb oils

-- (talk) 07:34, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

-- (talk) 07:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

-- (talk) 07:36, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Undoubtedly very late, but this is not the forum to seek medical advice. Unqualified people could present themselves in an authoritative manner and give incorrect advice with the best intentions, or intentionally create mischief. For yourself and anyone else hoping for further information as part of treatment/self-medication, please consult a professional such as a pharmacist or doctor. Rayman60 (talk) 21:26, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Suffix (BP) after a drug name[edit]

It is common to put a suffix (BP) after a drug name. Does anyone know, is this an abbreviation of British Pharmacopoeia? See e.g. the quote in Strychnine poisoning. (talk) 11:00, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes it is. The 'BP' after the name signifies that the preparation is formulated to the guidelines/specification contained within the British Pharmacopoeia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:32, 27 November 2011 (UTC)


I've downgraded the WikiProject assessment due to a complete lack of independent reliable sources. No unreferenced article can be rated higher than Start class. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:47, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Why is the reference standard of water not listed at.......[edit]

-- (talk) 13:49, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

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