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 // December 30, 2014

The Stories That Mattered Most: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Top Quality Matters Blog Posts of 2014

2014 was an exciting year for USP Quality Matters. Launched in mid-July, the blog has featured 50 new articles – highlighting a variety of compelling stories that explored topics related to the integrity of medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements, and their impact on public health around the world.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work of our contributors, whose unique perspectives and ideas helped the blog get off to a great start. Every article is important, but as the year draws to a close we wanted to highlight the stories that you – our readers – reacted to most strongly, through your comments and social shares.

Here are the top 5 blog posts for USP Quality Matters in 2014…

1. How the Fear of Ebola Is Paving the Way for Poor-Quality Medicines

As Liberia grapples with the national emergency surrounding Ebola, a new problem has emerged to further complicate the situation. Sellers of poor-quality medicines are capitalizing on the public's fear about the disease, to sell substandard products in Liberia's open markets. Read more…

2. The Cost of Poor Quality Medicines and Foods

What is it like not to have safe medicine & food supplies? It's hard to imagine because here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest drug & food supplies in the world. But what happens when safety measures fail, as they often do in other parts of the world? Find out when you read more…

3. The Dirt on Food Contaminants

Food contamination means different things to different people. But at the end of the day, whether contaminants are present in the environment or are a product of processing, it is good to know which ones pose a public health risk, and how they are addressed. Here’s the dirt on food contaminants. Read more…

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

Recent news stories have pointed to concerns about the quality of dietary supplements in the market. Yet most Americans take vitamins, minerals or other supplements as a part of their daily health regimen. Read more…

5. Women Scientists Help Africa Face Pharmaceutical Challenges

Despite huge challenges in the African pharmaceutical landscape, a generation of formidable, female leaders is advancing global health in the continent through their valuable contributions in pharmaceutical science. Read more…

Did you have a favorite blog post that didn’t make the list? Share your top choice in the comments below or on social media!

Happy New Year to all our readers around the world!