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Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Focus of USP Workshop

Anne Bell Submitted by Anne Bell on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 08:00
Adulteration of Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements Workshop

Global food and dietary supplement experts to gather Dec. 3–4 for workshop on economically motivated adulterationa and fraud. Organized by USP, American Botanical Council, and Food Protection and Defense Institute, the event will feature new tools and standards for identification and mitigation.

NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month: Discussing Safe Use, Storage & Disposal

USP Guest Submitted by USP Guest on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 15:18
October is NCPIE Talk About Your Medicines Month

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month. Sponsored by NCPIE, a USP Convention member organization, this annual opportunity encourages patients and healthcare providers to engage in conversation about medications and their safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal.

Detecting Deception: USP Screening Methods for Supplements Adulterated with Drugs

Anne Bell Submitted by Anne Bell on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:35
Detecting Drugs in Dietary Supplements

Tainted “lifestyle supplements" may outnumber products free from drugs and their unapproved synthetic analogs.  Learn how proposed new screening methods in USP General Chapter <2251> Adulteration of Dietary Supplements with Drugs and Drug Analogs can help detect these adulterants and protect public health.