DSHEA at 25

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Notes from CRN/ACI Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements

The case for mandatory product listing, and the arguments against it

By Adi Menayang

Controversy swirls around whether dietary supplement brands should be required to register the products they have on the market with FDA. Two attorneys debated the risks and benefits of a mandatory product registry yesterday at the CRN/ACI Annual Legal,...

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From the Editor's Desk

Can DSHEA 2.0 fix the 'education' question?

By Hank Schultz

Advocates are unanimous in saying that natural products could always benefit from more research. But what about when that research looks at disease endpoints?

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DSHEA at 25

Balancing consumer access and safety

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

Looking back 25 years, there are several remarkable aspects of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) amendments to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which transformed how dietary supplements are regulated.

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DSHEA at 25: In conversation with Scott Bass and Loren Israelsen

By Stephen Daniells

The brilliant strategy of Sen. Orrin Hatch, the upswell of grassroots consumer pressure, and the ‘highly unusual’ personal intervention of an FDA Commissioner: The development and passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act is a fascinating...

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