USP & Healthcare Professionals

Pharmacists, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and other healthcare professionals are the backbone of a well-functioning healthcare system. They are also valued partners for USP. Since our founding in 1820, we have collaborated with healthcare professions from various specialties to develop public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods. In fact, USP has a nearly 200-year-old tradition of electing a physician president to lead the USP Convention, the volunteer body of experts that guides and facilitates the organization's work and a pharmacist to chair its Board of Trustees since 1900.

USP works in a number of areas to support the work of healthcare professionals. Visit the following links to view information about current initiatives and resources: