Recent statements and actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding CBD have spurred four of the dietary supplement industry’s trade association to write Congress urging them to take quick action.
A Dietary Supplement Caucus has officially been registered in the 116th Congress, with the goal of enhancing “Congressional attention to the role of supplements in health promotion, disease prevention, and address the regulation of the supplement industry.”
From the 2018 midterm election results to the rise of CBD, Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, talks about how the association is approaching the most recent changes in the supplements space.
The importance of dietary supplements in preventative healthcare has once more been highlighted to US health policy staffers, just weeks after the government announced more funds for the prevention of chronic diseases.
Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) chief Steve Mister will tell a Senate Special Committee on Aging meeting today that the dietary supplements industry is adequately regulated, but the FDA requires more funding to police it.
Trade associations, health food retailers and suppliers are staging
a rally to educate Members of Congress about current dietary
supplement legislation. They are calling industry members to show
support by attending the rally.