With growing concerns about the availability of medical appointments and medicines in these days of COVID-19, people are relying more and more on dietary supplements to support their health. According to IRI – a market research firm that tracks U.S.
USP’s supplier qualification standard became official on Aug.
Millions of Americans take dietary supplements, including vitamins, each day. Recommendations on what to take can be found everywhere from commercials to social media influencers. However, without careful consideration, dietary supplements can put patients at risk for serious adverse events.
How one pharmacist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helped protect patients.
In conversations about the role of quality standards in public health, you might come across the words “compendia” and “compendial.” At USP, terms like “compendial approaches,” “compendial standards,” and “compendial tools” are part of our everyday vocabulary.
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.
Stakeholders representing major gummy manufacturers, ingredient manufacturers, contract laboratories, and trade associations recently participated in a USP roundtable discussion on gummy dietary supplements. They shared their views on technical and quality challenges in manufacturing as well as scientific and public health considerations related to the future development of USP quality standards for gummy dietary supplements.
Discover convenient tools and helpful tips related to using USP Reference Standards in your work. USP Reference Standards are intended for quality control use in conducting assays and tests in USP’s documentary standards for drugs, dietary supplements, and foods.
Quality plays an integral role in connecting medical research and manufacturing to healthcare practice and consumers. The growing study of the microbiome and the potential health benefits of probiotics offers a particularly timely and illustrative example. Learn about the quality standards USP has developed for probiotics and how they could be the unifying thread connecting clinical research to academia, industry and patients/consumers.