USP 200th Anniversary

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From guesswork to standards

The history of medicine quality

In the early days of the U.S., many patients were harmed by unsafe and ineffective medicines. Today, standards to ensure the quality of medicines protect billions of people around the world.

Here's how

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A timeline of USP

From historical milestones to public health crises, discover the people and events dedicated to building trust where it matters most: in the world's medicines, dietary supplements and foods.

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