USP Launches New Website

Offering faster, simpler access to a wealth of information about the quality of drugs, foods and dietary supplements, the U.S.

Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has launched a new website at www.usp.org. Redesigned to provide updated and expanded content, as well as greatly enhanced navigation, the new site provides quick access to resources tailored to volunteers, manufacturers, practitioners, patients, consumers and regulators. USP sets standards for the quality of medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements. Its drug standards are enforceable by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, and USP standards are used in more than 130 countries.

“Many USP stakeholders use our website as a primary means of interacting with the organization, so ease of use and immediate access to information was of the greatest importance for this re-design,” said Angela Long, senior vice president, global alliances and organizational affairs at USP. “USP is committed to providing helpful public health information to people around the world and it is our intent that this new site will be an invaluable resource to all USP stakeholders.”

Specifically, new website features and updates include:

• Ability to connect with USP about ways to get involved, joining in the social media conversation, attending USP meetings and workshops, and pharmacopeial education courses.
• Significant expansion of the Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish language versions of the website.
• Elaboration of the Around the World section with information on USP's international locations, regional activities, exchange programs and the USP Medicines Compendium.
• New navigation providing easy access to information on standards-setting activities, international outreach and other USP public health initiatives.
• Standards-setting information organized by focus: written standards for medicines, dietary supplements, food ingredients and physical reference standards.
• Information sorted by role or interest: manufacturers, regulators, healthcare providers, patients and consumers, and members and volunteers.

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