Adulteration

Detecting Deception: USP Screening Methods for Supplements Adulterated with Drugs

Detecting Drugs in Dietary Supplements

Tainted “lifestyle supplements" may outnumber products free from drugs and their unapproved synthetic analogs.  Learn how proposed new screening methods in USP General Chapter <2251> Adulteration of Dietary Supplements with Drugs and Drug Analogs can help detect these adulterants and protect public health.

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Will Bovine Heparin Be Reintroduced into the U.S. Market?

Bovine Heparin in the U.S.

For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. regulators are considering the reintroduction of bovine (cow-derived) heparin into the U.S., helping to address concerns about potential shortages and adulteration issues associated with this widely-used drug. 

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Think Twice Before Consuming Herbal Products

Herbal health products

Herbal products are often seen by consumers as safe because they derive from plants. However, lack of understanding of the plants and their interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medicines may contribute to some herbal products' inefficacy and some might even cause serious reactions, as Gabriel Goancaspro, Ph.D. explains. 

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