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Dietary Supplements – International Regulators Respond to a New and Growing Industry

Regulators respond to a changing dietary supplement industry

Before the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined dietary supplements as a sub-set of foods, questions about how they would be regulated created heated discussion in the US market.

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USP and Dietary Supplements ... A Return to Our Roots

The history and dramatic growth of the dietary supplement industry

Since its beginnings, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has been concerned with setting quality standards for botanicals and minerals. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Executive Vice President, Special Assignments and Chief Science Officer at USP, reflects on the dramatic growth of the dietary supplement industry, USP’s changing role as a standards setting body and the impact of DSHEA.

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Less is More: Modernizing Quality Standards for Over-The-Counter Drugs

Maintaining current quality standards for over-the-counter medicines

Given the wide public exposure and access to over-the-counter medicines, a major focus for USP is a sustainable strategy which helps ensure that quality standards for OTC products remain current at all times.

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