USP participates in a number of international harmonization initiatives to improve global public health through the development of high quality public standards. USP works with pharmacopoeias, the World Health Organization, and other stakeholders to determine optimal ways to advance and sustain globally harmonized standards. Learn More
In the past three decades, an increasingly globalized medical marketplace has helped improve patient access to new medicines. Sadly, it has also provided an opportunity for more substandard, adulterated, and counterfeit medical products.
While there are many pharmacopeias in the world, the goal of pharmacopeial harmonization is to achieve uniform public standards, which are truly representative of the global supply chain.