Quality Standards

What the Letters "USP" Mean on the Label of Your Medicine

What "USP" Means on Your Medicine Label

Learn what the letters “USP” mean on medicine labels, the origin behind them, and how they are related to U.S. laws that aim to protect medicine and dietary supplement quality. 

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USP–NF Excipients: Challenges & Opportunities

Challenges and Opportunities in Updating USP-NF Excipients

Learn about USP’s comprehensive approaches for updating three high-priority excipient monographs—Guar Gum, Shellac, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene—the challenges encountered, and progress made implementing an initiative to develop up-to-date USP–NF excipient monographs.

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Pharmacopeial Forum: 5 Things You Should Know

What is PF and how to use it to change USP standards

Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) is the vehicle through which USP publishes proposed revisions to USP–NF standards for public review and comment. Learn about PF and how you can use it to help shape standards for drugs, excipients and dietary supplements.

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