By Steve Mister, president & CEO, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
What a difference a year makes! Last January at this time, who in the industry would have predicted the New York Attorney General (AG) debacle in February? Or Senator Dick Durbin’s dietary supplement amendments on the defense authorization bill in May?...
The Federal Trade Commission’s position on the requirement for 2 RCTs in its contempt case against Bayer's Philips Colon Health brand steps far beyond what Congress intended when it passed DSHEA and even contravenes earlier long standing FTC and...
Supplement usage continues to hold steady in the United States, according to the most recent survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. According to the survey, 68% of all US adults reported taking dietary supplements.
American adults taking dietary supplements are, in general, a healthy bunch, according to data from the CRN 2014 Annual Consumer Survey. The results challenge claims by critics that consumers see supplements as a way to remedy poor dietary habits.
The proposal to meet industry critic demands on product registrations is the subject of ‘health conversation’, says Steve Mister, President and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, but the association is not ready to open up DSHEA on the issue.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) have released voluntary guidelines for enzyme-containing dietary supplements to help the ‘high-potential category lives up to its potential’.
In order to foster development of the medical foods the Council for Responsible Nutrition has called on the Food and Drug Administration to revise its recently updated guidance on the issue to eliminate what it calls “extra-statutory criteria” that it...
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has forged a social media partnership with a drug store publication to provide information about the dietary supplements to thousands of pharmacists nationwide.
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.
Economically motivated adulteration (EMA) of dietary supplements is a “serious and growing concern” in a climate of inadequate testing methods and substandard raw materials, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
The US Office for Dietary Supplements (ODS) has been urged by CRN to use its “unique position” to better disseminate data that can to some degree ease mis-information that on occasion blights the dietary supplements industry.
Members of the supplement trade body Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have pledged to follow certain guidelines when marketing products containing the naturally occurring steroid hormone DHEA, in a move designed to tighten industry self-regulation.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has announced further
details of a comprehensive public relations campaign geared at
presenting the mainstream side of supplementation it says shows its
face less often than the controversial...
In an effort to get government and healthcare agencies to recognize
the health benefits of dietary supplements, the Council for
Responsible Nutrition is planning to open dialogue between industry
and healthcare practitioners.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition is laying the groundwork for
a massive public relations campaign to 'restore pride' in the
supplement industry and will be looking to all companies for
funding - a sign of the critical...
The findings of a recent CRN survey, in which more than half of
adults said they do not stick to a healthy balanced diet,
underscore a need to help consumers make the motivational jump from
knowing to doing.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition is seeking to expand its team
of scientific experts with the appointment of an in-house
botanicals expert to build awareness of research in the field and
represent the organisation before government...
Executives carry the reputation of the dietary supplements industry
on their shoulders and it is down to them to prove it can be
trusted, exhorts the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) at its
Jess Halliday speaks to Steve Mister, the new president and
CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), about the trade
association's three main areas of focus: safety, membership and,
underlying everything, a renewed...
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has tapped Steven
Mister, currently director of government affairs at the National
Association of Professional Employer Organizations, as its new
president and CEO upon the retirement of...
In an upbeat joint address at the Council for Responsible
Nutrition's thirtieth annual conference last week, chairman Byron
Johnson and president Annette Dickinson stressed the value of
science for health claims, the need to...
Supplement industry trade association the Council for Responsible
Nutrition has urged the Food and Drug Administration and the
Federal Trade Commission to take action against "outrageous
marketing claims" for the dietary...
A new study published in JAMA today has provoked worried responses
from supplement manufacturers and trade bodies in the US. The
research shows that gingko biloba has no beneficial effect on
memory and related mental functions of...
A hearing by a US Senate Subcommittee on the illegal use of
steroids is told that the Council for Responsible Nutrition is
drawing up guidelines to warn young athletes of the potential risks
involved in taking legally-produced supplements...
The Council for Responisble Nutrition has become the second US
supplement association to issue voluntary warning labels about the
potential health risks of kava kava following a similar move by the
American Herbal Products Association...