“Just because we haven’t taken enforcement action people seem to think it [CBD] is OK,” said Steven Tave, director of the FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, at a recent industry conference. “Anyone who thinks it is lawful is mistaken.”
Amarin Corporation, maker of EPA drug Vascepa, has sued two omega-3s finished good manufacturers for unfair trade practices for allegedly using the results of the company’s large scale drug trial to market their own fish-oil based dietary supplements.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.
Does DHSEA contain within it the seeds of the industry’s downfall? The freewheeling marketplace this regulation created has placed the barriers to entry so low that less than reputable companies have room to maneuver, creating risk for the whole industry.
The confused picture on New Dietary Ingredients became a bit clearer this week when FDA updated the public docket on filings and said it does not expect there to be a significant change in how many companies are choosing to go through the process.
A statement by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the approval of a CBD drug has left some industry stakeholders wondering what the exact implications are for the many CBD products being marketed as dietary supplements.
A recent sharp drop in the number of NDI Notifications filed with FDA has industry stakeholders scratching their heads and serves to shine a spotlight on the continuing uncertainty surrounding the present system for bringing new ingredients to market.