The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for strength, quality and purity of medicines. USP standards are recognized in various provisions of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and in laws, regulations and policies recommended by states.

USP General Chapters

USP General Chapters are set in place to provide minimum practice standards for healthcare facilities overseeing compounding activities. These standards are to be used by practitioners to help ensure the quality of compounded procedures and preparations. Contec Healthcare provides USP cleaning and disinfection best practices and requirements to help break down each regulation and how to use them in practice.