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November 2004 Issue

New Supplement Seal Better Assures Quality, But Not Effectiveness

Q. What does the new “USP-verified” logo on supplement labels verify? A. Best known for setting drug standards for over 180 years, the not-for-profit, nongovernmental United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has now begun certifying dietary supplements. It’s one of several independent certifiers who have stepped up to the plate to help where the government has fallen short.

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