GMPs, QA & QC

Industry attacks McCain Bill for “regulatory overkill”

Industry attacks McCain Bill for “regulatory overkill”

By Shane Starling

Industry groups and legal experts have condemned the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 as an unnecessary threat to existing legislation that is already empowered to ensure dietary supplements in the United States are safe.

GAO investigating NDI herbs status

GAO investigating NDI herbs status

By Shane Starling

Several American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and American Botanical Council (ABC) members have been contacted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) seeking information about the marketing of herbal products with an emphasis on new dietary...

FDA highlights GMP no-no’s

FDA highlights GMP no-no’s

By Shane Starling

The Food and Drug Administration’s commitment to greater transparency is bearing fruit in the dietary supplements area, with the availability of GMP 483 reports providing valuable insights into potential GMP pitfalls.

The devil in GMP details

DSHEA turns 15

The devil in GMP details

By Shane Starling

In the fifth and final installment of this DSHEA special, Frank Jaksch, the president and chief executive officer of Californian-based botanicals reference provider, Chromadex, outlines why he thinks current GMP inspection methodologies are unlikely to...

Blumenthal: On supplements regulations and outrunners

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

Blumenthal: On supplements regulations and outrunners

By Shane Starling

In part two of this DSHEA special, Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council, outlines why he believes DSHEA is a victim of the “erroneous negative view” that it limits the power of the FDA and can’t control rogue...

DSHEA turns 15 and growing up fast

Special edition: DSHEA turns 15

DSHEA turns 15 and growing up fast

By Shane Starling

The Dietary Supplements and Health Education Act (DSHEA) celebrated its fifteenth birthday in October – a birthday some thought would not be achieved.

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