Pharmaceuticals

What is Compounding?

Preparing or mixing a drug

Compounding plays a critical role in treating and preventing disease when commercially available medicine is unsuitable. USP has developed standards for compounding practitioners since 1820, and presently provides three types of standards to help ensure quality compounded medicines.

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'Listen, Learn, then Lead' says Top Scientist at USP: A Conversation with Jaap Venema

Q&A with Top Scientist

Everything I have learned and worked toward for pretty much my entire scientific career culminates in the Chief Science Officer role at USP.

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What Is a USP Standard?

drug reference standard

Developing documentary standards and Reference Standards is the core of what we do at USP. These standards help to assess the quality, strength, identity, and purity of chemical medicines, food chemicals and ingredients, dietary supplements, and biologics, among other items. 

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