British Pharmacopoeia 2020

New, legally enforced standards, available from 1 August 2019. All European Pharmacopoeia texts included.

Updated annually, the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the only comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products.

It includes approximately 4,000 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. Where a BP monograph exists, medicinal products or active pharmaceutical ingredients sold or supplied in the UK must comply with the relevant monograph.

All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) are reproduced in the BP, making the BP a convenient and fully comprehensive set of standards that can be used across Europe and beyond.

New for the BP 2021

The BP 2020 supersedes the BP 2019 and becomes legally effective on 1 January 2020. This edition incorporates new monographs from both the BP and Ph. Eur. along with a significant number of revised monographs.

The complete package is a great value-for-money option including:

  • A six-volume printed edition, including the BP (Veterinary) 2020
  • A single-user online licence* for BP Online
  • A single-user download for offline use*

Other formats and bundles are available to ensure you get the best value access to the information you need.

Add the BP Archive option to your standard package and receive online access to all the BP editions from 2014 to date. The Archive is a useful tool that enables you to switch between different versions of a monograph by publication to help users track what's changed.

Online users can also choose to add the British Approved Names (BAN) 2017 & Supplement No.3 to their package, gaining easy access to this useful reference source of medicinal substance names.

*Single-user licences are granted solely to one designated holder. Multi-user licences are available.

Single-user licences and packages

Single user access to the BP online is available from Various package options that include BAN and the BP Archive are available.

Visit the BP website to purchase single-user licence options

Multi-user licences

Cost-effective multi-user licences that are tailored to an organisation's needs are available if online access for more than one user is required.

These licences give simultaneous access online to the full text of the BP 2020 edition and can be used on workstations, laptops and other portable devices.

Specially discounted rates are offered to academic institutions.