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Ensuring the Quality of Future Medicines and Foods - The Public Impact of USP

Quality standards for food and medicines help to improve global health

When is the last time you considered the importance of quality medicines and foods? For nearly 200 years USP has been setting quality standards and we are committed to improving global health through public standards that help ensure the quality, safety and benefits of these essential products.

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Quality Medicines are Key In the Fight Against Tuberculosis (TB)

Quality medicines are the key to fighting TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most prevalent diseases – it kills three people every minute. Although progress has been made in expanding access to treatment, the rate of multi-drug resistant TB cases has nearly doubled between 2011 and 2012. One factor driving drug resistance is poor quality drugs. Several global health organizations have partnered together to find a solution to ensure that safe and effective medicines are used in their treatment programs.

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Military Fitness: Do Dietary Supplements Enhance Athletic Performance?

Scientific review offers pros and cons of dietary supplements for athletic performance

Despite the growing popularity of many dietary supplements for performance enhancement among members of the US Military, there’s little evidence to prove their benefits. To help military personnel make more informed decisions about these products, a group of experts from USP conducted a systematic evidence review to determine the benefits and safety of dietary supplements for sports fitness and endurance. 

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