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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…

JAMA Study Finds Presence of Banned Substances in Dietary Supplements After FDA Recall

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that of the supplements still available for purchase a minimum of 6 months after FDA recalls, 66.7%  continued to test positive for banned pharmaceutical ingredients. While the study authors admitted to several limitations in the study, their findings recommended more aggressive enforcement of the law, or changes to the law, in order to prevent sales of such products in the future. 

While any number of adulterated products is a problem, the Council for Responsible Nutrition issued a statement decrying the misleading nature of the results, as read more…

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