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USP Seeks Public Comment on Revisions for 14 Dietary Supplement Monographs

Rockville, Maryland -- In its September and October 2002 Pharmacopeial Forum (PF), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is seeking final public comment on revisions made to 14 dietary supplement monographs. These revised monographs are scheduled to be official in the second Supplement of the United States Pharmacopeia 26 and National Formulary 21 (USP 26-NF 21). The monographs appear in the In-Process Revision section of the PF. This is an opportunity to provide comments before the monographs are published in the USP-NF.

The PF is USP's journal of standards development and the primary vehicle for the public to provide input or comments on USP standards. For the following monographs USP is seeking public comment on:

Botanical Monographs

  • Black Cohosh
  • Powdered Black Cohosh
  • Powdered Black Cohosh Extract
  • Black Cohosh Tablets

Nutritional Supplement Monographs

  • Aspartic Acid
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Mineral Capsules
  • Mineral Tablets
  • Oil- and Water-Soluble Vitamins Tablets
  • Oil- and Water-Soluble Vitamins with Minerals Capsules
  • Oil- and Water-Soluble Vitamins with Mineral Tablets
  • Oil-Soluble Vitamins Tablets
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins with Minerals Capsules
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins with Minerals Tablets

Comments on the proposed dietary supplement monographs should be addressed and mailed by Feb. 17, 2003 to Dr. Gabriel Giancaspro at USP, 12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Additional questions concerning dietary supplement monographs can be sent to

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