Particulate matter in injectable drug products have been the reason for many recent drug recalls. In this blog post, Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., discusses sources of particulate matter and how to control them in the manufacturing process.
Recent news stories have pointed to concerns about the quality of dietary supplements. Yet most Americans take vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements as a part of their daily health regimen. To choose a quality supplement, look for the USP Verified Mark, which indicates the supplement not only meets regulatory requirements, but was made to even higher quality standards and subject to third party testing.
It may be difficult to know whether that powder really is what it says in the label. When seeds, flowers and leaves are processed into botanicals, DNA methods might be the way to properly identify these products.