Scientific expertise and advancement are at the root of USP’s work to develop quality standards and are the foundation of all our related activities and programs that help ensure the quality and safety of medicines, dietary supplements and foods around the world. Through the development of reference standards for specific ingredients, impurities and finished products, as well as our written standards for processes such as tests, procedures, and packaging and distribution, we set the standard for the science of quality.
Oncologist, cancer researcher and award-winning science writer
Best known for his books, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which earned him the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene: An Intimate History which won international awards and was recognized by The Washington Post and The New York Times as one of the most influential books of 2016.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman
U.S. House of Representatives for forty years
While in Congress, Rep. Waxman championed issues including health care, environment, energy, technology and telecommunications. Most notably, he sponsored the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (informally known as the Hatch-Waxman Act), a 1984 United States federal law which established the system of generic drug regulation in the United States.