Excipients

Everything that goes into a medication serves an important purpose. Inactive ingredients are critical for a drug to be effective, making up to 90% of the medication. However, they can also cause great harm if their quality is poor. By creating standards for excipients, we play a key role in ensuring the purity of the whole drug. Our documentary standards set guidelines for quality in manufacturing, while our reference standards help manufacturers verify the quality of their excipient supply. At every step, we’re protecting the public’s health by helping to prevent poor-quality medication from entering the marketplace.

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Questions about excipient
characterization?

Watch videos from a live presentation
at the AAPS 2017 Annual Meeting for
more information.

Risk Assessment and Sourcing
Strategies for APIs and Excipients

Download USP’s poster to
learn how ingredient verification
mitigates supply risks. 

UPDATE! Guided narration video by the author added

Improving USP standards

View presentation videos from
the Excipients Stakeholder forum
on topics ranging from the new USP
branding to multiple perspectives
on atypical actives.