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Ask Your Pharmacist if an Over The Counter Medicine or Supplement is Right for You

Ask the Pharmacist

Consumers often purchase over the counter medicines and dietary supplements without consulting a health care professional. A pharmacist can offer important advice and counsel when choosing these products. Dr. Nandakumara Sarma, Director of USP's Dietary Supplement program and an experienced pharmacist explains why in the final part of our series celebrating American Pharmacists Month. 

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Consumers Choose Quality Supplements with the Help of the USP Verified Mark

Consumers can identify high quality dietary supplements

Recent news stories have pointed to concerns about the quality of dietary supplements.  Yet most Americans take vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements as a part of their daily health regimen. To choose a quality supplement, look for the USP Verified Mark, which indicates the supplement not only meets regulatory requirements, but was made to even higher quality standards and subject to third party testing.

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5 Tips to Avoid Adulterated Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements

Avoid Adulterated Pharnaceutical Products

The growing trend in dietary supplements intentionally adulterated with pharmaceuticals represents an alarming risk to public health. These products can be bought in stores and overwhelmingly via the Internet. Here are 5 tips to avoid such products.

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