The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine

TEDMED: Were excited to have you and USP sign up with the TEDMED Community, specifically on the occasion of such a monumental milestone– USPs 200th anniversary.

Ronald T. Piervincenzi: Thank you. Im enjoyed introduce USP to TEDMEDs audience and anticipate conference participants in Boston in March.

We were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chose to celebrate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. In anticipation of USPs existence at TEDMED in March, we talked with Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., chief executive officer, about the companys history, its current work, and its approach to developing trust in the future of medication, supplements, and foods.

TM: What made you pick TEDMED to commemorate this turning point anniversary?

RP: Absolutely. Wonder and scientific discovery makes medical developments possible. However trust makes them popular. More than 800 independent volunteer researchers contribute their proficiency to develop and approve USPs standards. They help to construct trust by setting clear quality expectations for medications, dietary supplements, and foods. In turn, USP requirements help manufacturers worldwide bring more quality and affordable items to market, which benefits people everywhere. A recent Johns Hopkins University study discovered that on average, drugs with a USP public quality requirement had around 50% more generic manufacturers compared to medications without such a requirement. The research study likewise found that quality requirements assisted facilitate pharmaceutical competition and reduce prescription drug expenses in the U.S.

RP: Today, individuals trust U.S. medicines to be amongst the most safe in the world however that wasnt always real. A medications strength, quality, and even its identity differed commonly depending on where it was made. A terrific deal has altered considering that our starting but the importance of having quality standards for medications and other new therapies remains– now, our work is much more international.

RP: Today, we are observing an extraordinary transformation in health care. USPs 200-year legacy is developed on trust and self-confidence in health care systems and expecting and reacting to emerging health challenges. Our creators collaborated in 1820 to secure clients from a frequency of poor-quality medical products. The background today is different in scale, location, modalities and many other aspects. The worth of our work is the exact same. We are checking out how to construct trust in future medical breakthroughs. There are numerous in the TEDMED community we can gain from and engage with as we envision what the future holds.

TM: Thats exactly what TEDMED is all about! Lets dive in. What is a pharmacopeia and what does USP do?

TM: This appears like a very modern approach to medication. Why did the U.S. need a pharmacopeia in 1820?

Image thanks to USPTM: This years TEDMED style, “Make Way for Wonder,” checks out how medication and healthcare is changing. Is that a theme that resonates with you?

The United States Pharmacopeia– National Formulary, which USP releases, is the official quality requirement for medications marketed in the U.S. USP is the leading independent scientific nonprofit organization that works together with the worlds top professionals in health and science to develop quality standards for medications, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. Through our standards, advocacy and capability building, USP helps increase the schedule of quality medicines, supplements and food for billions of people worldwide.

Image thanks to USPTM: How does a 200-year-old organization get ready for the future?

We were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) chose to commemorate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. In anticipation of USPs existence at TEDMED in March, we talked with Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., primary executive officer, about the organizations history, its present work, and its technique to building trust in the future of medicine, supplements, and foods.

Through our requirements, advocacy and ability structure, USP assists increase the availability of quality medicines, supplements and food for billions of people worldwide. A recent Johns Hopkins University study found that on average, drugs with a USP public quality standard had approximately 50% more generic producers compared with medicines without such a requirement. They can discover more by visiting our site or by stopping by the USP Lounge in the Social Hub at TEDMED.

They can discover more by visiting our site or by stopping by the USP Lounge in the Social Hub at TEDMED. I also encourage everyone to also find out more about USPs past, present and future and chances for other cooperations with us at www.usp.org/200.

Image thanks to USPTM: Well eagerly anticipate discovering more about the Trust CoLab. Until then, what else should the TEDMED Community understand about USP?

TM: Thank you, Ron and best wishes on the start of USPs 3rd century.

USP together with hundreds of our stakeholder organizations and partners are already working to construct confidence in future advancements and to anticipate and address where the spaces will be. We know that when a USP public requirement is offered, we assist manufacturers be better able to adopt the new technology, which is frequently a considerable expense savings. In addition to conducting workshops and roundtables on subjects such as cell and gene treatments and digital rehabs, USP is working with the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and more than 100 leaders from health and science worldwide to explore the developments and function that trust will play in shaping individualss health between now and 2040.