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Dietary Supplement Industry Regulation

CRN Advises Consumers to Beware of Ingredient Being Illegally Marketed in Dietary Supplements

In response to a new study, “Pharmaceutical doses of the banned stimulant oxilofrine found in dietary supplements sold in the USA,” published online in Drug Testing and Analysis, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN: 

“The findings of Dr. Pieter Cohen’s latest study are particularly troubling to responsible marketers of dietary supplements because they demonstrate once again that rogue companies will ignore the laws designed to protect consumers. Oxilofrine is not a legitimate dietary ingredient, read more…

Product Safety Expert Debunks Research Questioning the Safety of Dietary Supplements at Congressional Briefing

CRNheader-basic14Dr. Richard Kingston told an audience of almost 50 congressional staffers, industry executives and public affairs professionals that research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions, which contributes to the misinterpretations of the new science by the consumer media covering those studies. As a result, consumers are misinformed about the safety of these products and misled to believe they are less safe than they actually are. Kingston, PharmD, spoke at the Dec. 9 Dietary Supplement Caucus briefing and is co-founder and president, regulatory and scientific affairs read more…

NSF International Partners with Retailers, Manufacturers and Regulators to Develop Uniform Standards for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, OTC Drugs and Medical Devices

Joint initiative to create balanced, transparent, consensus-based standards to strengthen safety and quality and consumer confidence

Ann Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

 Global public health organization NSF International and leaders from major retailers and manufacturers created the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) earlier this year to develop consensus-based standards for dietary supplements, cosmetics/personal care products, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medical devices. Combining retailer and regulatory requirements into a single standard and auditing program for each product category will help reduce audits and costs while strengthening safety, quality and trust throughout the supply chain. The first retailer standard is read more…

Educate Your Patients to Beware of Fraudulent Ebola Claims

800px-Ebola_virus_virionIndustry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Cure, Prevent Ebola Virus

Washington, D.C., October 7, 2014—The dietary supplement industry is aware of public concern regarding the Ebola virus (“Ebola virus disease”) and of the desire of the public to protect itself against this virus. The trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible sale and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements. We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow read more…

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 read more…

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