Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement

Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine obtained from the lesser periwinkle plant (Vinca minor L.). Image © Ryan Kaldari

Linnea requests FDA to withdrawal vinpocetine notice

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient supplier Linnea has added its voice to the vinpocetine issue, submitting comments requesting the FDA to withdraw the tentative conclusion that vinpocetine cannot be used as a dietary ingredient.

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13 things we learned from the IPA’s DC Workshop

By Stephen Daniells

From market sizing to the positions from FDA and FTC on NDIs and claims substantiation, the International Probiotic Association’s DC workshop succeeded in providing a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise.

Lesser Periwinkle Plant (Vinca minor). Image © Ryan Kaldari

Senator Hatch urges withdrawal of vinpocetine notice

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplement champion Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is calling for the withdrawal of a Federal Register Notice that questioned the regulatory status of vinpocetine as a new dietary ingredient.

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Ten things to change about DSHEA

By Stephen Daniells

If you could change one thing about the Dietary Supplements Health & Education Act, what would it be? Ten industry lawyers weighed in…

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

By Stephen Daniells

The much anticipated Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) – a product label database – is moving into the second phase of beta-testing and is now accepting product labels from dietary supplement finished product manufacturers and marketers.


CRN to Health Canada: Don't try to fix NHP system if it ain't broke

By Hank Schultz

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has submitted comments to a Health Canada that urges the agency not to scrap the existing product registration system but rather to further refine it if that is deemed necessary and to better educate the public about...

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