Annual Report

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Quality builds trust
Female Scientist
For nearly 200 years we've been building trust where it matters most: in the world's medicines, supplements and foods.
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Letter from the Chair and CEO

As USP approaches its 200th year, Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., USP's Chief Executive Officer, and Susan C. Winckler, R.Ph., J.D., Chair, Board of Trustees, reflect on the past year and look to what the future holds. 

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What we do

USP develops scientific standards that help ensure the quality and safety of medicines, dietary supplements and foods. Regulators, manufacturers, healthcare providers and consumers trust USP standards to help protect the public’s health. Evolving through transformations in health and science, this quality infrastructure that began with USP’s founding in 1820 is one reason why the US drug supply is among the safest in the world. USP standards apply to drug products sold in the US and are used in 140 countries, helping ensure the quality of medicines globally.