USP (United States Pharmacopeia)
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a Pharmacopeia (compendium of drug information) for the United states. It is published annually by the U.S.P. Convention, a nonprofit organization that owns the trademark and copyright.
The United States Pharmacopeia is published in a combined volume with the National Formulary as the USP-NF. Also, if a drug ingredient or drug product has an applicable U.S.P. quality standard (in the form of national formulary monograph), it must conform in order to use the designation “U.S.P.” or “NF.” Moreover, The drugs subject to U.S.P. standards include both human drugs as a prescription, OTC, or otherwise. as well as animal drugs.
Additionally, the united states pharmacopeia-NF standards have a role in U.S. federal law; a drug or drug ingredient with a name recognized in the pharmacopeia is deemed adulterated if it does not satisfy compendial standards for strength, quality or purity.
The united states pharmacopeia also sets standards for Food ingredients, flavors, additives, and dietary supplements as part of the Food Chemicals Codex