August 2016

How to Read a Supplement Label

A dietary supplement label contains important information about the product that is in the bottle and how to use it. This infographic illustrates the key elements of a supplement label that consumers should be familiar with. Learn more.

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USP Summer Internship: A Tale of Two Interns

Two students from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, report on their summer internship at USP sharing their experiences, lessons learned and hopes for a bright future career impacting public health.

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Boosting Confidence in Biosimilars

Boosting Confidence in Biosimilars

Assurances of safety and effectiveness play an important role in instilling confidence among healthcare providers in any new class of medicines. Those assurances include knowing that mandatory public standards for quality and naming have been adhered to in the manufacture of medicines. Find out what this means for top selling biologics in the U.S.

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Food Fraud: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Globalization of the food supply chain has introduced a diverse and affordable variety of delicious foods, but it has also increased the complexity of our food system, opening up new opportunities for food fraud. Learn more. 

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Why Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification Matters

USP Verified Dietary Supplements

Consumer Reports’ recent exploration into American dietary supplement popularity and limited regulatory oversight reveals dangers to avoid and tips to guide your supplement choices. Among the publication’s recommendations is to look for the USP Verified mark. Learn more.

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How Does Food Fraud Put Public Health at Risk?

Food Fraud Risk to Public Health

Food fraud tends to go largely unnoticed because fraudulent production methods are designed specifically to go undetected, and usually the adulterants aren’t harmful.  The key word is “usually,” because food fraud can lead (and has) to public health crises. Learn more.

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