About USP

At USP, everything we do is in service of our mission to help protect and improve the health of people around the world. From the standards we create to the partnerships we foster, we continually work to build and reinforce a foundation that draws us closer to a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.

Our Mission

To improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.

Our Vision

USP envisions a world in which all have access to high quality, safe, and beneficial medicines and foods. USP approaches this vision with a sense of urgency and purpose, strengthened by its cadre of dedicated volunteers, members, and staff, and by working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the globe.

Our Science

Scientific expertise and advancement, of our staff and world-wide volunteer experts, are at the root of USP’s work to develop public quality standards that help increase the availability of medicines, dietary supplements and food for billions of people worldwide. The quality standards we develop help manufacturers deliver on their promises of safe products, while building confidence among healthcare practitioners, patients and consumers. Our independent, scientific approach, in combination with the contributed expertise from hundreds of top experts in health and science from around the world, is the foundation of all of our related activities and programs.

Our Impact

As the world gets smaller and more connected, quality issues affect everyone. Diseases travel. Drug resistance grows. Fake medicines kill. The foundation of quality we’re building helps address these and other global health issues. Whether decreasing the prevalence of substandard and poor-quality medicines or helping to curb antimicrobial resistance, we’re there working to protect the health of people all over the world.

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