USP & Patients/Consumers


Few Americans are aware that the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) plays an important role in their general health and well-being. While USP does not manufacture, sell, determine the safety of, or regulate medications, dietary supplements, or food ingredients, it does set standards so that there is uniform, consistent quality that consumers can confidently expect when they buy and use these products. As a nonprofit, scientific organization, USP is in a unique position. It can collaborate with industry, governments, academic institutions, healthcare practitioners, and consumer groups from around the world to set standards that are in the public's best interest. USP standards are relied upon in the United States and in more than 140 countries.

Click on the links below to learn how USP helps to ensure your family is getting the very best quality medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients: