Supply Chain

USP Programs Help Tighten Africa’s Public Health Safety Net

Africa Public Health

Poor quality medicines are the source of an alarming, but often overlooked global health crisis. A report from the International Policy Network estimates that 700,000 people die every year from fake anti-malarial and tuberculosis drugs alone.

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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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The Dirt on Food Contaminants

Food contamination

Food contaminants may be present in the environment or introduced during processing. Markus Lipp of USP discusses which contaminants pose public health risks and how these are addressed. 

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