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FDA lists NDI update among priorities for coming year

By Hank Schultz

Publishing a revised version of the NDI Draft Guidance has made a list of FDA priorities for the coming year. Industry observers welcomed the news, but questioned how much impact it might have if enforcement priorities remain as they are.

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Inconsistencies between NDI, GRAS raised in letter to FDA

By Hank Schultz

A letter from a member of Congress to FDA calls into question the inconsistencies between the NDI process and how GRAS submissions are evaluated and the lack of communication between the staffs working on these issues.

PEAs harder to control than were steroids, experts say

PEAs harder to control than were steroids, experts say

By Hank Schultz

The presence and proliferation of phenylethylamines in sports nutrition products continues to be a thorn in the side of the dietary supplement industry.  But trying to regulate these ingredients away is not nearly as straightforward as was the case with...

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

Industry finds new supporter in meeting with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA

By Hank Schultz

The dietary supplement industry received a welcome breath of fresh air in a meeting of industry representatives with Rep. Ted Lieu, the newly elected Democrat in California’s 33rd Congressional District.  The meeting was arranged by Jarrow Formulas and...

UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

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UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

By Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided by the 1985 movie, Back to the Future. A similar look back at the natural health products industry to see the future is not such a far-fetched idea. A number...

Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

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Goin’ Back in Time with DSHEA

By Steve Mister, president and CEO for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

It’s 1994 all over again—The Lion King just came out; everyone is talking about the Nancy Kerrigan incident, and the police are chasing O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco down the L.A. freeway. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Congress is crafting legislation...

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