// January 13, 2015



When it comes to making and administering medicines – precision is paramount. To ensure consistency – the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists and healthcare professionals benefit from a universal reference. That reference is a pharmacopeia – a reference book (and today an online resource) of very specific formulations and quality tests for drug ingredients and medicines.

Watch this video to learn how the U.S. Pharmacopeia was developed and how it has grown and adapted with our increasingly complex pharmaceutical industry to help protect public health by ensuring medicines sold in the United States are of consistent quality.