The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
Since its founding in 1820, USP has helped secure the quality of the American drug supply. Building on that legacy, USP today works with scientists, practitioners, and regulators of many nations to develop and revise standards that help protect public health worldwide.
To improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.
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 expert volunteers, members, and staff, and by working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the globe.
USP's volunteer Convention members meet once every five years to discuss, vote upon, and adopt a set of resolutions that further USP's mission by defining specific focus areas for the next five-year period.
USP is pleased to present a video update on the status of the 2015-2020 Resolutions
adopted by the Convention Membership on April 25, 2015.