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Ask Your Pharmacist if an Over The Counter Medicine or Supplement is Right for You

Ask the Pharmacist

Consumers often purchase over the counter medicines and dietary supplements without consulting a health care professional. A pharmacist can offer important advice and counsel when choosing these products. Dr. Nandakumara Sarma, Director of USP's Dietary Supplement program and an experienced pharmacist explains why in the final part of our series celebrating American Pharmacists Month. 

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Visiting Scientist Talks Chemistry and Global Health

Chemist talks about global health

USP Visiting Scientist Santiago Gallardo Dávila talks with USP about his work as a pharmaceutical chemist at the Mexican Pharmacopeia, and the intersection between chemistry and global health.

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The Dirt on Food Contaminants

Food contamination

Food contaminants may be present in the environment or introduced during processing. Markus Lipp of USP discusses which contaminants pose public health risks and how these are addressed. 

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