The Obama effect

GMPs are working, but industry must keep working at them

Dispatches from SupplySide West

Three chiefs, GMPs, AERs and industry's ‘pretty choir’

By Shane Starling

In part two of this special interview with the heads of the major US dietary supplement trade groups, the three chiefs unpack the state of play for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) along with adverse event reporting (AERs).

Industry rallies against more FTC authority

Industry rallies against more FTC authority

By Lorraine Heller

The US dietary supplement industry is renewing campaigning efforts against a bill that could tighten legislation of their products by expanding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) enforcement authority.

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

NPA chief: Industry must remain vigilant after McCain Bill victory

By Shane Starling

John Gay, the executive director and CEO of the Washington DC-based Natural Product Association (NPA), commends industry for the lobbying effort that has led to Republican Senator John McCain agreeing to alter his highly unpopular Bill.

Industry welcomes FDA claims crackdown

Industry welcomes FDA claims crackdown

By Shane Starling

By issuing warning letters to 17 companies including Nestle and Pom Wonderful, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday demonstrated it had both the motivation and the muscle to remove misleading nutrition and health claims from the market, a move industry...

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...

Obama bill unlikely to alter medical stance on supplements

Obama bill unlikely to alter medical stance on supplements

By Shane Starling

The Obama administration is pushing through health care reform that promises greater access to health insurance for tens of millions of Americans. Will the reforms bring benefits to the dietary supplements industry?

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