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Since 1820, the U.S. Phamacopeia (USP) has built trust where it matters most: in the world’s medicines, dietary supplements, and foods. 

As an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world’s top experts in health and science, we help protect and improve the health of people worldwide through our scientific rigor and the standards we set. Through standards-setting, advocacy, and education, USP helps increase the availability of quality medicines, supplements, and food for billions of people.

The practice of health and medicine is changing fast, and we’re working to ensure tomorrow’s remarkable innovations can be trusted in the same way quality medicines have been trusted over the past 200 years.

Central to our achievements are the contributions of more than 750 independent volunteer scientists from around the world, who contribute their expertise to develop and approve USP’s standards and who are solely committed to the public interest. These independent scientists provide integrity in a quality system that builds trust in medicines around the world.

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of USP. Throughout the last two centuries, USP has evolved its science and standards to anticipate and address innovations in health and medicine. Our focus on quality fuels our outlook for USP’s third century and the incredible medical breakthroughs that will come with it. 

Get involved with USP
- Learn more about USP, including our role in the history of quality medicine.
- Trust needs you. Volunteer with our Council of Experts or an Expert Committee or Panel.
- Visit USP at industry events.
- Follow USP on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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