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CRN Commends House Passage of Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act—Urges Prompt Senate Action to Protect Consumers from Illegal Substances

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2014—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement and functional food industry’s leading trade association, today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 (H.R. 4771), introduced by Reps. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ).

H.R. 4771, the companion bill to S. 2012 that was introduced in the Senate earlier this year, would give the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) additional authority to identify and quickly respond when new designer anabolic steroids are falsely marketed as dietary supplements. CRN has been highly engaged in bipartisan discussions with legislators in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, emphasizing the importance of DASCA to consumers and responsible industry alike.

“CRN thanks Reps. Pitts and Pallone for their leadership in promoting DASCA among their House colleagues and congratulates the House of Representatives on passage of this important bill,” said Mike Greene, vice president, government relations, CRN. “If DASCA is passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, DEA’s enhanced authority would help protect consumers from illegal protects that could present safety concerns and will give them greater confidence that the products brought to market and sold as dietary supplements are legal. We urge the Senate to follow suit and expedite DASCA’s enactment.”

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 100+ dietary supplement manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewelland on Facebook.

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