Quality Standards

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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What is the U.S. Pharmacopeia?

What is USP

You may not know about the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), but chances are you’ve been positively impacted by our activities. Here are some facts about who we are, what we do, and what it means to you.

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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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