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Who’s Behind U.S. Standards for Medicine and Food Quality

Food experts wanted

USP recruits expert volunteers during a call for candidates for its 2015-2020 cycle.

 

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PharmaChk: An Easy-to-Use Tool for Detecting Poor-Quality Medicine

A tool used for detecting the quality of medicine

PharmaChk, a user-friendly medicine quality detection device, is generating positive outcomes in field testing.  Dr. Kennedy Chibwe, senior manager of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, explains how this technology may revolutionize the fight against counterfeit and substandard medicines in developing nations.

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What’s in your energy drink? Even manufacturers may not know!

Consumers don't always know what goes in their foods and beverages

In this posting we explore the potentially-adverse health implications of mystery ingredients, and encourage manufacturers and consumers to get serious about ingredient accountability. USP senior scientific liaison Dr. Carla Mejia reveals that sometimes not even the manufacturer knows what’s in the products they sell.  

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