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58 | Solid Dosage Sourcebook 2020 U.S. Pharmacopeia Build trust in your ingredients with the USP Verification Program Why do quality ingredients matter? Pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on suppliers around the world to provide ingredients for their products. Safeguarding this increasingly global pharmaceutical supply chain is complex. Ingredient suppliers and manufacturers face extensive risks when sourcing materials from multiple countries of origin and from different companies. Some risks are inherent to the complexities of the sources—plant, animal, mineral, and synthetic—or to the amount and level of processing. Other risks are external to the material, such as country of origin, potential for adulter- ation, complexity of the supply chain, and experience with and reputation of the distributor. Despite these risks, drug product manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the quality of finished prod- ucts, which requires that they ensure the quality of the ingredients the products contain. Ensure quality, build trust with the USP Verified Mark Being able to trust who you do business with matters now more than ever. USP's research shows that more than 80 per- cent of global pharmaceutical companies look for suppliers that demonstrate how they avoid and reduce risk. The USP Ingredient Verification Program makes the quality of ingredients visible and helps ensure that proper quality controls are in place for the supply chain. It also helps ingredient and product manufacturers bolster supply chain control confidence in finished goods and reduce supplier qualification burden by decreasing the number of customer audits. When you see the USP Verified Mark on an ingredient label, manufacturers can trust the quality of the ingredients. This means that the ingredient:

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