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Market testing of dietary supplements and drugs underscores value of USP's public health programs

Rockville, Md., November 12, 2007 On September 10, 2007, issued a report stating that several multivitamin supplements did not contain label amounts of folic acid. One of these products, B-50 Tablets, manufactured by IVC, Industries, Inc., is part of U. S. Pharmacopeias (USP) Dietary Supplement Verification Program and carries the USP Verified mark. In response to the report, USP studied the verified product to confirm the announced results. USPs testing found that the B-50 Tablets do in fact contain the required amount of folic acid, as claimed on the products label. The testing also demonstrated that the tablet in question meets USP dissolution requirements. USPs analysis showed that using appropriate test methods for the type of material under assessment, as provided in the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USPNF), is key to getting accurate results.

The importance of ongoing testing of dietary supplements to a public monograph is hard to overstate, said Roger L. Williams, M.D., executive vice president and CEO of USP. For this reason, USP acknowledges ConsumerLab.coms marketplace surveillance efforts. At the same time, these efforts require careful follow-up, which USP was able to do via its USP Verified agreement with the manufacturer of the B-50 Tablets. USP understands that further studies may be conducted by manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on the September 10 report.

The USP Verified program for dietary supplements and their ingredients provides a rigorous array of tests, resulting in manufacturer and consumer confidence that whats on the label is whats in the bottle. Via its voluntary, fee-based agreements with manufacturers, USP has a continuing commitment to monitor the quality of verified ingredients and products. USP was pleased to be able to clarify some of the findings of

In a separate report dated October 12, 2007, called into question the therapeutic interchangeability of two marketed extended release formulations of Buproprion Hydrochoride. For these drugs, primary responsibility for original and continuing market availability rests with the FDA working with manufacturers. USP notes that it does have drug product monographs for the involved formulations in the United States Pharmacopeia and that these monographs allow different dissolution requirements. This is appropriate on the assumption that the FDA has reviewed and found acceptable bioequivalence studies for formulations conforming to the monographs. USP does not verify drug products approved by the FDA.


Contact: Sandra Kim
US Pharmacopeia

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