The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today submitted
comments to the Department of Health and Human Services and the
United States Department of Agriculture urging them to recognize
the importance of dietary supplements in...
Much to the relief of several trade associations, legislation which
would have altered the adverse event reporting system (AER) for
dietary supplements in the state of California has been defeated by
four votes in the state assembly.
Changing economic conditions in eastern Europe are boosting sales
and demand for vitamins and dietary supplements, offering major
opportunity for foreign entrants to the market and suppliers of
San Diego-based supplement maker Metabolife and its founder
yesterday (Tuesday) denied having lied to the FDA about the safety
of the now banned supplement ephedra, which was said to encourage
The highly splintered nature of Europe's food supplement industry
is being underlined by the divergent reactions to forthcoming new
legislation, designed to harmonise trade across all member states,
writes Dominique Patton.
Lets have some self-policing before it's too late, was the cry from
one New York lawyer after yesterday's hard-hitting hearing on
dietary supplements in the house committee on energy and commerce,
writes Philippa Nuttall.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was brought to task by
senators yesterday, who demanded that makers of vitamins and other
dietary supplements should have to report potential safety risks to
The doors open today at the Baltimore Convention Center for the
three day dietary supplement and health ingredients trade show
SupplySide East. Highlights include a three-day education program
ranging from FDA updates to low carb...
The standards of quality control on herbal supplements will need to
be tightened if the US public are to have any confidence in their
health claims. That was the main talking point of a symposium as
experts gathered for three days...
The growing use of dietary supplements has caused alarm in recent
months among the medical community who fear dangerous interactions
with prescription medicines. But a new study concludes that most
potential drug-supplement interactions...
Greater integration of research and further emphasis on continuing
evaluation of programs will inform the revised strategy of the US
office of dietary supplement, which this week released its plans
for the next five years.
Further research is needed into ephedra alternatives, said US Food
and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan yesterday,
singling out bitter orange, aristolochic acid and usnic acid as
those with high potential risks.