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US Pharmacopeia

About US Pharmacopeia (USP) Standards

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) serves as the official authority for setting public standards that govern the quality, purity, strength, and consistency of prescription and over-the-counter medicines in the United States. Additionally, USP establishes widely recognized standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements, which are essential for safeguarding public health. These standards are crucial benchmarks used globally, spanning over 130 countries, to ensure product quality and safety. As a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, USP operates independently with strict conflict-of-interest regulations, relying on expert volunteers to develop its scientific standards. USP's commitment to rigorous standards setting promotes confidence in healthcare products and contributes significantly to advancing global public health initiatives.


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Intertek Inform makes it easy for businesses to buy USP Standards from our website, giving convenient access to globally recognized guidelines set by the US Pharmacopeia (USP). This streamlines procurement, ensuring businesses can swiftly acquire the necessary standards to enhance quality and competitiveness. 


You can purchase individual USP Standards in digital PDF or printed (hardcopy) formats on our website. Or you may like to manage your standards with i2i, our secure, configurable, cloud-based platform, accessible through our subscription service.


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Frequently Asked Questions

USP Standards are authoritative guidelines that ensure the overall quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients in the United States. These Standards, developed by independent experts and stakeholders in the healthcare industry, serve as benchmarks for manufacturers to meet regulatory requirements and ensure products are safe and effective for public use. USP continuously updates and revises its Standards to reflect advances in science and technology, maintaining their relevance and applicability in safeguarding public health.  

USP Standards are used to verify the quality, safety, and performance of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. They guide manufacturers in ensuring that products meet stringent criteria for purity, potency, and consistency from development and production to distribution and consumption. USP Standards are crucial in regulatory compliance, helping to mitigate risks associated with product variability and ensuring that consumers receive products that are reliable and meet high Standards of quality and safety.

USP Standards are owned and managed by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a non-profit organization based in Rockville, Maryland, USA. USP operates as an independent entity, governed by volunteer experts and stakeholders from the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and academic sectors. Its mission focuses on advancing public health by setting Standards that promote the quality and safety of medicines and healthcare products worldwide.

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