Blog Posts by USP Staff

New USP Drug Classification System Proposed—Comment Now

Comment on USP Drug Classification System

Comment on USP's proposed Drug Classification System by December 5, 2016.

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Choosing a Quality Supplement

Using USP Verified Supplements with your Diet

USP breaks down its process for helping to ensure dietary supplement quality in this infographic.

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How to Read a Supplement Label

A dietary supplement label contains important information about the product that is in the bottle and how to use it. This infographic illustrates the key elements of a supplement label that consumers should be familiar with. Learn more.

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Food Fraud: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Globalization of the food supply chain has introduced a diverse and affordable variety of delicious foods, but it has also increased the complexity of our food system, opening up new opportunities for food fraud. Learn more. 

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Why Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification Matters

USP Verified Dietary Supplements

Consumer Reports’ recent exploration into American dietary supplement popularity and limited regulatory oversight reveals dangers to avoid and tips to guide your supplement choices. Among the publication’s recommendations is to look for the USP Verified mark. Learn more.

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Strengthening Global Medicines Quality: USP’s New Role in Harmonization

Harmonization and Global Medicines Quality

In the past three decades, an increasingly globalized medical marketplace has helped improve patient access to new medicines. Sadly, it has also provided an opportunity for more substandard, adulterated, and counterfeit medical products. This article explains the evolving role of the ICH in helping to tackle this problem through harmonization, and how USP is linked to the effort. 

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