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The Pharmacopoeia of the
People’s Republic of China

A pharmacopoeia is a book containing directions for the identification of samples and the preparation of compound medicines, and is published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.

The Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic Of China is an official and authoritative compendium of drugs. It covers most traditional Chinese medicines, most western medicines and preparations, giving information on the standards of purity, description, test, dosage, precaution, storage, and the strength for each drug.

The current edition of Pharmacopoeia Of The People’s Republic Of China was approved for implementation by the State Food and Drug Administration of China on July 1st, 2005.