Dietary Supplements

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Public Standards for Public Health

The actions by the New York attorney general’s office and now a coalition of attorneys general from other states has brought renewed attention to a familiar discussion, how to ensure the quality of herbal products and dietary supplements in the U.S.

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USP Congratulates Margaret Hamburg on Her Successful Tenure at the FDA

USP Congratulates Margaret Hamburg

Margaret Hamburg is approaching the end of a successful six-year tenure as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. USP extends its congratulations to Dr. Hamburg in this letter from CEO Ron Piervincenzi.

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What It Means To Be in Compliance with USP’s Standards for Herbal Supplements

The quality of herbal supplements has been the subject of an ongoing investigation initiated earlier this month by the New York Attorney General’s office. However, the supplement industry has strongly questioned the DNA barcoding technology used by the AG's office and some even point to their compliance with USP monographs. This raises an important question - what does it mean to be in compliance with USP standards for dietary supplements?

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