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The mission of the Dietary Supplements Quality Collaborative (DSQ Collaborative or “Collaborative”) is to advance the quality and safety of products marketed as dietary supplements in the United States in the interest of protecting public health.

Collaborative participant organizations have the following characteristics in common:

  • Represent consumers, supplement ingredient and finished product manufacturers, public health and patient advocacy groups, health care providers, retailers, standard setting organizations, and academics;
  • Agree with the Collaborative’s mission, rationale, and principles;
  • Demonstrate a sustained commitment to consumer safety and dietary supplement quality; and
  • Work cooperatively with other stakeholders to advance consensus-based solutions to improve public health with respect to dietary supplements.

DSQ Collaborative Members:

AARP Pharmavite
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
American Botanical Council The Gerontological Society of America
American Medical Association The Obesity Action Coalition
American Pharmacists Association The Obesity Society
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists The Pew Charitable Trusts
Consumer Healthcare Products Association USP
Council for Responsible Nutrition Underwriters Laboratories
LegitScript University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
National Consumers League  
NSF International  


Arthritis Foundation National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Purdue University School of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement


Secretariat: USP

Collaborative Documents