USP's mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. To effectively reach out to and help improve the health of global communities, we are continually finding new ways to integrate our experience and capabilities with advancements in science, technology, and knowledge-sharing tools.
We have expanded our physical operations and now have five sites located in key international manufacturing and distribution centers. We continue to build on our regional activities and programs to meet the changing needs of those who supply medicines and foods to the world, and to those countries whose quality infrastructure and needs are underserved or at risk. USP also offers international standards through non-U.S. monographs and the new Medicines Compendium and Herbal Medicines Compendium. Our standards are used today in more than 140 countries.
Within this Section:
- Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM)
- Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
- Official Medicines Control Laboratory (OMCL) Networks
- Center for Pharmaceutical Advancement and Training (CePAT)